CHB Bookclub is coming back y'all! And we are kicking things off right with Nnedi Okorafor's Binti. This is a slim read that packs a big punch so you will have plenty of time to read it before our January 31st meeting at 6pm and there will be much to discuss!
In case Sophie and Michelle gushing about this book is not enough to convince you, here's a bit about the book:
Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.
Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.
If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself -- but first she has to make it there, alive.
Neil Gaiman said about Okorafor, "Her worlds open your mind to new things" and this novella has been called "utterly captivating."
We are so excited to be bringing the book club back!