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Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 36: Binti Home by Nnedi Okorafor

Can you ever go home again?

Binti Home by Nnedi Okorafor attempts to answer that question. Binti returns home after a year away on a spaceship at Oozma University. She brings her friend, Okwu, for support. However, the homecoming does not go as expected and the family treats Binti like a pariah.

She discovers a new threat to her people called The Night Masquerade, and Binti’s return may have caused this being to appear in the village.

This is a middle volume of a trilogy and a bridge to the concluding volume, Binti The Night Masquerade. You must read the first book, Binti, to get the full context of Okorafor’s work. Okorafor weaves African Culture and Mythology into an excellent science fictional setting and tells a universal story of one who leaves the tribe to return for connection.

I’m looking forward to see how Okorafor finishes the trilogy and brings Binti’s journey to womanhood to a close.

Wisdom From Kammbia Book Review 23: Go, Went, Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck

                “Sometimes a journey can take you far away from home. It can take you far away from what you believe. From the only world you have ever known. And make you realize how much we are connected to each other. Also, how divided we can be.” This… Continue Reading

Book Review 58: Discoverability by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

The Indie Publishing movement of the past half-dozen years has changed the course of the publishing industry. Publishing books have become a lot easier thanks to eBooks, Amazon, and other Print-on-Demand (POD) publishers.  Would-be-novelists (like myself) that have tried to break into Traditional publishing have finally found an avenue to get their works out to… Continue Reading