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A thought provoking novella about a young woman who leaves home for college being caught in the middle of a conflict. A story of a compelling story of outsiders and the heroine's relationship to her own culture.
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... Read More »
"Binti is the story of a young Himba woman who is the first from her people to be offered a position at a renown intergalactic university. She leaves her family and everything she's known on Earth to travel across the galaxy in the pursuit of knowledge. This made for an easy dip into science... Read More »
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Having succeeded in negotiating a tentative peace between the Meduse and Oomza Uni after the attack on the Third Fish transport, Binti and Okwu have settled in as students on the university planet. Binti is supposed to be a master harmonizer, but ever since the attack, she has been experiencing violent mood swings, feeling almost uncontrollable flashes of anger that have convinced her she is unclean. To purge herself, Binti decides it is time to travel home, and make the traditional Himba women’s pilgrimage. But returning to Earth will mean making her first space trip since the attack, and facing up to the consequences of defying tradition when she chose to leave her family behind to attend university.
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