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Binti : The Night Masquerade - Nnedi Okorafor

Binti

The Night Masquerade

By: Nnedi Okorafor

Paperback | 1 January 2018

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In the midst of war Binti discovers unimagined aspects of herself.

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.

Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimed the lives of many close to her. Once again it is up to Binti and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi to intervene—though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives—and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people, once and for all.

Don't miss this essential concluding volume in the Binti trilogy.

About the Author

Nnedi Okorafor, born to Igbo Nigerian parents in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an author of fantasy and science fiction for both adults and younger readers. Her Tor.com novella Binti won the 2015 Hugo and Nebula Awards; her children's book Long Juju Man won the 2007-08 Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa; and her adult novel Who Fears Deathwas a Tiptree Honor Book. She is an associate professor of creative writing and literature at the University at Buffalo.
Industry 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 bestselling author of American Gods

The prose is vivid and unadorned, the pacing strong, and the novella as a whole, deeply compelling. I enjoyed it. I hope Okorafor writes more. --Locus

PRAISE FOR BINTI: HOME

Okorafor's writing is wonderful, and the details of her world-building -- including Binti's rich culture of origin, living spaceships, and maths that reads almost like music -- are complex and fascinating --Veronica Roth

Okorafor's writing is even more beautiful than I remember it being in Binti, evocative and sharply elegant in its economy. --NPR

[Binti: Home] opens up Binti's tale in astonishing ways, while provocatively exploring questions of identity and kinship. --The Chicago Tribune

Nnedi Okorafor's imagination and worldbuilding are unparalleled, as are the heartfelt emotional struggles she creates. --Jim C. Hines, author of Blood of Heroes and the Goblin Quest trilogy

PRAISE FOR BINTI AND NNEDI OKORAFOR

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 Pumzi and From a Whisper

There's more vivid imagination in a page of Nnedi Okorafor's work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics. -- Ursula Le Guin

Okorafor's impressive inventiveness never flags. -- Gary K. Wolfe on Lagoon

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