Binti

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 1,825 ratings

Binti Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novella!

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.

Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.

If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself — but first she has to make it there, alive.

Praise for Binti
"With her rich, lyrical voice, narrator Robin Miles effortlessly moves among such emotions as anticipation, fear, resignation, and fortitude with just the slightest adjustments in breath. Her prodigious range elevates this short novella into a resonating performance that will linger long beyond its mere two-plus hours." – School Library Journal

"Binti is a supreme read about a sexy, edgy Afropolitan in space! It's a wondrous combination of extra-terrestrial adventure and age-old African diplomacy. Unforgettable!" — Wanuri Kahiu, award-winning Kenyan film director of Punzi and From a Whisper

©2015 Nnedi Okorafor (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Binti

    • By: Nnedi Okorafor
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,447
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,355
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,353

    Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful Piece of Afro-Futurism

    • By Adrienne Hood on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $10.39

  • Book 2

    • Binti: Home

    • Binti, Book 2
    • By: Nnedi Okorafor
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 4 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abrupt Conclusion

    • By Ryann on 04-14-18

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 3

    • Binti: The Night Masquerade

    • Binti Series, Book 3
    • By: Nnedi Okorafor
    • Narrated by: Robin Miles
    • Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By Noelyn Whea on 07-18-18

    Regular price: $13.99