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The Binti Trilogy | Read Chapter One of Nnedi Okorafor’s “The Night of the Masquerade”

Tor.com has published an excerpt from Nnedi Okorafor’s The Night of the Masquerade, the third book in her Binti trilogy. Binti: The Night Masquerade will be published on January 16 by Tor.com Publishing. Here is a synopsis: Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, […]

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Photos | Nommo Awards 2017: How Africa’s First Ever Speculative Fiction Awards Ceremony Happened

The announcement of the winners of the inaugural Nommo Awards took place at the ongoing 2017 Ake Arts and Book Festival in Abeokuta, Nigeria. The Nommo Awards, founded in 2016 by the African Speculative Fiction Society (ASFS), recognise the finest fantasy or science fiction works by Africans. The ASFS is a body of African writers, […]

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On Hidden Figures, Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti, and Ethnicity in Stories | by YetAnotherHero

This isn’t an in-depth article or a traditional essay. It’s a post on reddit. But we love the connections it makes between Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti and Hidden Figures by Margo Lee Shetterfly. Those of you who are familiar with Okorafor’s three-part space odyssey titled Binti know that it stars an African girl who goes on […]

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Book Excerpt | Binti Home | by Nnedi Okoafor

The long-awaited sequel to Binti comes out in a few weeks. Ahead of the official release, an excerpt of the story was published on io9.gizmodo.com. At the end of book one, Binti arrives at Oomza University after an unbelievably horrifying inter-galactic odyssey. Notwithstanding, she’s succeeded in establishing an alliance, perhaps, a shaky one between humans and the […]

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American Sci-fi Community Names Okorafor’s Binti the Best Novella of 2015

Nnedi Okorafor’s writing is out of this world, and now she has yet another award to prove it. Her 2015 book, Binti, has just won the Nebula Award for best novella. The Nebula awards are given annually by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in recognition of the best contributions to sci-fi/fantasy from […]

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“The Story Came in a Steady Rush” | Nnedi Okorafor Announces a Binti Sequel

Nnedi Okorafor’s space-girl odyssey, a novella titled Binti, has been a hit ever since it was published last year. Little surprise that she is teaming up again with Tor.com to publish a sequel to the story about an African girl caught up in  a whirlwind of Harry-potter-esque adventures in outer space. The sequel titled Binti: […]

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Okorafor Restates (Yet Again): Imagining the Future is not Un-African!

Despite the growing popularity of science fiction among African writers and readers of African fiction, there are people who insist that science fiction is not a legitimate category of African literature. Brought up on the assumptions that realism is the only authentic form of African literary expression, they question the legitimacy of African fiction that imagines […]

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Stellar Travels and Alien Warfare | Read the Excerpt of Nnedi Okarofor’s New Novel Binti

Nnedi Okorafor is, by all account, Africa’s most hardworking novelist. The Book of Phoenix hit the stands a few months ago. Right before that, a slightly extended version of Lagoon was published in the US. And here we are eagerly awaiting the release of yet another novel titled Binti and published by Tor.com. The first thing that strikes you […]

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