By Nnedi Okorafor
Her identify is Binti, and she or he is the 1st of the Himba humans ever to be provided a spot at Oomza college, the best establishment of upper studying within the galaxy. yet to simply accept the supply will suggest giving up her position in her relations to go back and forth among the celebrities between strangers who don't percentage her methods or appreciate her customs.
Knowledge comes at a value, person who Binti is prepared to pay, yet her trip should not effortless. the area she seeks to go into has lengthy warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has develop into the stuff of nightmares. Oomza collage has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar trip will deliver her inside their lethal reach.
If Binti hopes to outlive the legacy of a conflict now not of her making, she is going to desire either 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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