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Publisher's Summary

It's been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she found friendship in the unlikeliest of places.

And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders.

But Okwu will be the first of his race to set foot on Earth in over a hundred years, and the first ever to come in peace.

After generations of conflict can human and Meduse ever learn to truly live in harmony?

©2017 Nnedi Okorafor (P)2018 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her worlds open your mind to new things, always rooted in the red clay of reality. Prepare to fall in love with Binti." (Neil Gaiman, New York Times best-selling author)

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Abrupt Conclusion

i enjoy this series for what it's worth but this addition ends in an abrupt manner that left me startled. It was only beginning at the end, there was internal conflict (partially resolved), new characters introduced (no where near being fleshed out), new areas and concepts introduced (threads left loose and tangled together), and external conflict just beginning! I was ready to hunker down and be immersed deeper into the world and I was flatly denied.
Honestly, this book is near twice as long as the first but feels emptier.
I hope the third installment fixes the above issues.

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Great sequel

Really well done as the first was, excellent writing and perfect narration, but definitely a sequel transitioning between stories. Would be 5 stars if only it didn't feel like the middle of a really good book as opposed to standing on its own.

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Book 2 even better than book 1

When I listened to book 1 I didn't know it was part of a trilogy. These books are full of surprises and Binti is a remarkable young woman. She has shown growth through adversity and even makes some mistakes.

I'm glad this book is longer than the first and I'll be listening to book 3 sometime. I do like science fiction, but not a steady diet of it. This is particularly intriguing because it's by an African author. Finding more African literature in general is on my to-do list. This author is someone I'll add to my list of authors to read more of.

I'm well into the Winter of Listening to my Friends' and Family's Suggestions. April is more than half over, but it's still winter like outside. Binti was suggested by a friend who reads much more prolifically than I do.

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Ends in the Middle

I really like Nnedi Okorafor. She brings a new point of view to the Science Fiction genre, which is really what the genre is all about. The character of Binti is an archetypical outsider, who finds her strength in the fact that she is part of more than one group, but doesn't truly belong to any.

My one problem with this book, is that it the end comes too soon. There is not even a partial resolution at the point where it stops. I'm eagerly awaiting the next installment, but really would have preferred if Okorafor had added another 10,000 words to come to some semblance of an ending to this installment.

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afro space opera. very enjoyable. coming of age.

afro space opera. coming of age. Discovery. Harmony. finding home.

i highly recommend. thank me later.

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Even better than the first book!

Binti - Home is the second book in the Binti series by Nnedi Okorafor and it is wonderful. I listened to the first book in the series and was delighted. It is seldom that one picks up a book and finds a world so complete, so unique, so immersive and so original. I felt this way as a child when I discovered Tolkein's Lord of the Rings and Frank Herber's Dune and again, later, when I began reading JK Rowling's Harry Potter series. When I discovered that Okorafor received a Hugo and Nebula award for the book, I wasn't surprised. I held my breath when I started Binti: Home because I couldn't believe that the second book in the series could be as good as the first. Instead, it was even better. Usually when I post a review I comment on some of the events of the story, but this series is so special that I don't want to even take a chance of spoiling anything.

It is also rare that there is a perfect match between material and narrator, but that magic happens in this case. Robin Miles is extraordinary as the narrator. She is as good with the Binti series as Jim Dale is with the Harry Potter series. I am urging everyone I know to read or listen to these books - now that includes you.

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Captivating series!

Listening rather than reading is meditative. It takes concentration to catch all the new concepts and vocabulary in this rich tale. Binti is my new favorite superhero.

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Delightful!

One becomes captured by the accented voice. At first you're not sure what the story's about, and then SURPRISE. I shall write no spoilers. I shall only write what a delight the two Binti tales have been, and I'll be watching for the next book with great anticipation.

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  • Adrienne
  • Fort Worth, TX, United States
  • 05-12-18

loved

i think this was am excellent follow up. i loved this book and cannot wait fir the next.

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Binti is Amazing

I love everything about this series, the strong female characters, cultural descriptors, and the narration is wonderful. This is a book I am going to recommend to everyone I know, especially young women!