By Nnedi Okorafor
Her identify is Binti, and he or she is the 1st of the Himba humans ever to be provided a spot at Oomza collage, the best establishment of upper studying within the galaxy. yet to just accept the provide will suggest giving up her position in her kinfolk to shuttle among the celebs between strangers who don't proportion her methods or admire her customs.
Knowledge comes at a value, person who Binti is prepared to pay, yet her trip aren't effortless. the area she seeks to go into has lengthy warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has turn into the stuff of nightmares. Oomza college has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar trip will carry her inside their lethal reach.
If Binti hopes to outlive the legacy of a conflict now not of her making, she is going to want either the the presents of her humans and the knowledge enshrined in the college, itself - yet first she has to make it there, alive
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