Binti #1: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Read: 19 January, 2019

This is a quick read about a girl who leaves home and becomes mixed up in a galactic conflict.

I love how deceptively simple the story is. The prose reads almost like a fairy tale, taking a very top-down sort of perspective, yet the themes are important. Or, perhaps, that’s still true to the fairy tale as well.

It also reminded me of the “into the bush” stories, like those of Amos Tutuola. Except, this time, the “bush” is outer space and the spirits are aliens.