‘Binti’ by Nnedi Okorafor

‘Diversity In Science Fiction’

Score: 5/5

Nnedi Okorafor

This is a short book - I didn’t know it was a novella when I ordered it so I was surprised when it turned up at less than 100 pages. £7.99 for a novella? I must be getting old.

Anyway, I enjoyed the story. I think at its core it's about diversity and alienation, and it captures those problems well. The writing does a good job showing the effects of being in the ‘out group’. The science fiction aspects are maybe a little ropier, the politics and organisations more simplistic, but that still took a back seat and I was still cheering for the main character through it all.

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