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Binti: Home 2 – Nnedi Okorafor

Blurb:
It’s been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she abandoned her family in the dawn of a new day.

And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders.

But Okwu will be the first of his race to set foot on Earth in over a hundred years, and the first ever to come in peace.

After generations of conflict can human and Meduse ever learn to truly live in harmony?

My Thoughts:
OMG! This book is such an amazing sequel to the first book!

This book was brilliant, I loved how Okorafor linked Binti’s treeing to how Binti is more than Himba, I found that incredible. We aren’t just from one country and there are a lot of people who think that they know their nationality and think it is better than others, but when you look into it we are so much more than just one nationality!

We start the book with Binti and Okwu having been at school for a few months and Binti wants to go home to go the pilgrimage and Okwu is going home with her. However, there are concerns because it will be the first time a Meduse will have been to Earth in a hundred years, since the war.

Once they get to Binti’s home there are some tensions between Binti and her siblings, they blame her leaving for their father’s decline in health. When the Night Masquerade appears to Binti tensions climb again and Binti is taken into the desert by her paternal grandmother, she is what Binti calls Desert People and think that they are mentally ill, but she soon learns the meaning behind their constantly moving hands.

The only thing that I didn’t like was how Okwu was referred to both it and him, this kept throwing me off, but that was only a minor thing.

I just can’t stop gushing about it, the ending was so intense! I can’t wait to read the third instalment!

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