Binti Literature Guide

Title: Binti

Author: Nnedi Okorafor

Genre: Fiction

Publication Date: 2015


In Binti, the titular hero leaves her home and travels in a spaceship to attend a university in another galaxy. Binti comes from a remote community on Earth, named for and inspired by the Himba people of Namibia. Her journey takes an unexpected turn when a species called the Meduse slaughters everyone on the ship except for Binti. She must find a way to survive and communicate with the Meduse if she hopes to prevent a bloody war. Despite being set in a distant future, Binti addresses current social issues such as racism, intolerance and insularity.

Nnedi Okorafor Biography

Binti Background

Binti Characters

Binti Summary and Analysis

Binti Themes

Binti Quotes

Binti Discussion Questions

Binti Glossary

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