Home (2020)

Home Nnedi Okorafor Home 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
  • Title: Home
  • Author: Nnedi Okorafor
  • ISBN: 9780765393111
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback
Home Nnedi Okorafor 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 EIt 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
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  1. Bradley

    Thanks to Netgalley for this ARC This is my third Nnedi Okarafor and I think it s a definite improvement on the previous installment of Binti which read as pretty decent as a coming of age novel but was even better as a world building novel.This sequel, or perhaps it should be considered an ongoing line of novellas following Binti, has her returning back to the home she had left so unceremoniously in the first novella, a full year later, only to encounter some interesting and sometimes painful r [...]

  2. Philip

    2ish stars.I thought the first book had potential despite its obvious flaws, but I simply did not like this second installment Much like the first, it feels like the broad, unfinished sketch of a larger novel Too much going on and none of it particularly interesting I miss the Uni, all five minutes of it we get to see in this installment Not often do I have to skim through such a short book.Posted in Mr Philip s Library

  3. Jenny (Reading Envy)

    Can you ever go home again Binti returns to her home planet and is faced with navigating a complex political landscape with the Meduse, Okwu, as well as her own transformation Family expectations have her preparing for a pilgrimage, but the people in the desert may have their own plans or it is her destiny As always I very much enjoy the unique ways Okorafor blends various African folklores and mythologies with magic, outer space, aliens, and this time, with math to create a vibrant and imaginat [...]

  4. Lindsay

    Binti has been at Oomza University for a while now and while she has learned much, she struggles with post traumatic stress from her original encounter with the Meduse and a new anger she feels within herself and That s a huge problem for someone who s supposed to be a master harmonizer and a master of meditation through mathematics She believes that the issue is that she needs to return home and go on pilgrimage with other Himba This book follows her return to her family with her friend, the [...]

  5. Eric

    One moment, Uncle Gideon was laughing raucously at something and then the next, he was struggling to keep my father from toppling over Papa I shrieked, jumping up It was as if my father s fall created a vacuum, for everyone in the room rushed toward him My brother Bena got to him before me, pushing me aside to do so My mother came running Moaoogo, she shouted Moaoogo, what is the matter Bena and my uncle held him up I m fine, my father insisted, but he was out of breath I m fine Even as he spoke [...]

  6. Kaitlin

    I have to say I m really sad I don t love this series as much as some people do I remember reading the first one in the series a while back and liking it, but still not getting the hype a lot of my friends were giving it Going back into Binti s world, I still don t get the hype What I do like about this series is that it s showing a female character who I think is pretty great and stands out from her Himba people in positive ways She is trying to change things and show that you don t have to jus [...]

  7. Rachel (Kalanadi)

    3.5 starsAfter a year at Oomza University, Binti wants to return home She s learned a lot, but hasn t made any close friends, except for Okwu, the Meduse who participated in the traumatic event of the first novella and it is now her friend and a student at Oomza too.Binti is suffering from PTSD she has panic attacks and nightmares Disturbed that she has been experiencing extreme bouts of anger and rage, she wants to go home and participate in the pilgrimage that Himba women take into the desert [...]

  8. Althea Ann

    This sequel to Binti directly addresses the issues I had with the first story in my review, here review show Yeah, maybe being buddies with an inscrutable alien terrorist and bringing him home to meet the fam isn t the 100% BEST idea ever However, the first story was a complete feeling, self contained piece of writing Home is of a what happened next piece After a semester at Oomza University, Binti gets antsy homesick, and returns home for a visit However, the welcome she gets from her extende [...]

  9. Jen

    I really really enjoyed this one.It s been a year since Binti left home to study at Oomza uni despite the wishes of her tribe but it s time for her to return home and hope that she will be accepted new warts and all.Binti has changed so much since the first book and Home looks at what change entails not only within the eyes of those Binti holds most dear but also within herself Don t be put off by the Sci Fi genre as this books is much than that as it explores themes of acceptance, sacrifice an [...]

  10. Monica **can"t read fast enough**

    Home takes place a year after the ending of book one and Binti has moved forward with her talents Binti is feeling the pull of home and is ready to visit her family and hopefully find the peace that she has been unable to regain after everything that has happened to her Binti is strong and determined, but she is struggling with all of the rapid changes in her life However, returning home is nothing like she expected or hoped for Joy, apprehension, distrust, longing for what was but can never be [...]

  11. Mitticus

    The flow of death like water I d fallen into that in some twisted way gave me a new life Home is the aftermath of Binti going to Oomza Uni Many changes in so little time, and she feels then is time to go home, to her pilgrimage.There is so many themes here that I hesitate for where start There is sci fi that appeals to different ways of thinking , and made us aware of a future with other eyes and ethics And there is sci fi that made us think about our idiosincracy This is old school sci fi askin [...]

  12. Justine

    4.5 starsThis was a completely heart filling story for me Binti returns home only to find that she no longer really knows who she is or what home should mean to her Change is an inevitable part of growth, but is always painful because it involves giving up one thing in order to gain another.An incredibly moving story exploring the question of identity, and one that will stay with me for a long time.

  13. Lena

    I was clear now I wanted to go home, but I wanted to solve the Edan Everything comes with sacrifice This was good but so frustrating After the events of the last book Binti is a galactic hero, but when she goes home her family treats her like a big ol zero The love of her friends and family is conditional on her never returning to school, to laboring happily for her brothers gain, to giving up her dreams And most importantly, they need Binti to condemn herself because her example inspires other [...]

  14. Matthew Quann

    Ten MORE things to enjoy in Home, the sequel to Binti1 A move from the interplanetary scope of the first instalment to the personal.2 A pregnant, organic, shrimp like spaceship 3 Expansion of the key mysteries left unanswered by the end of the first novella.4 A return to the unique Namibia of the future introduced in the first novella.5 A story motivated by mystery, where the violence of the last novella appears only as the trauma it has left in its wake.6 An investigation of how quickly an inc [...]

  15. Tudor Vlad

    Quite on par with the first novella, it benefits from being longer but it still felt too short for all the ideas coming out of it The world and characters are further explored and Binti s journey of self discovery continues with some curious results I was somehow under the impression that this would end Binti s story but seeing as Home ends with a massive cliffhanger, I think it s safe to bet that there s coming and I m so so happy because of it.

  16. Elise (TheBookishActress)

    I don t think this novella series is going deep enough I ve had historical problems with novellas, always wanting either or less, but novella series have treated me well enough that I expected from this Yet I m just not feeling it SOME BASIC GOODSWhile I m still not totally sold on the symbolic nature of this series, I have to admit that Binti and Okwu both as individuals and as a pair are lovely Binti s narrative around PTSD is amazing and her narrative around being mixed race is intriguing O [...]

  17. Veronique

    Having loved the first novella, I had great expectations for this sequel The narrative picks up one year after the events that brought Binti to the Oomza University She is studying, analysing her elan, but also dealing with the repercussions, emotional and physical, of the trauma of surviving the slaughter and of becoming the spokesperson for the Meduse On top of this, she is homesick Home does feel quite different although Okorafor still masterly blends futuristic civilisations with ancient cul [...]

  18. Lata

    Binti returns home to Earth, Okwu going with her Her family s not pleased with her, despite the amazing things she did with the Meduse I enjoyed this novella than 1 in this series This story s about Binti s family s expectations as well as her inner conflict and her confusion about who she is now This story has sadness and strangeness, as Binti struggles to figure out how to integrate her changes into her perception of herself.

  19. Nikki

    This would probably have got a higher rating from me if I d reread the first novella As it was, I couldn t tell what was supposed to be new to me and what was just part of me remembering the first book poorly Things just kept happening, and I couldn t make any guess about the next event and then it suddenly ended I forgot the basics So if you were wondering about reading this as a standalone, I would say don t.I really want to find the Okorafor novel la that will work for me Binti hasn t been it [...]

  20. Daniel

    E ovo je nastavak kakav volim Popravlja vecinu stvari koje su mi smetale u prvom delu Veci broj strana znaci da imamo vremena da se udubimo u ovaj svet, da ga osetimo, omirisemi, skoro okusimo Ima mesta da upoznamo sota ljudi i kako su oni povezani medjusobno I imamo vremena da se detaljnije pozabavimo sa glavnim likom i njeni navikavanjem na svoju novu realnost.Kao negativne stvari bih rekao da je otvoreni kraj naj slabiji deo Dok je prva prica bila zaokruzena celina, ovde ocito dobijamo to be [...]

  21. Hollis

    I really struggled with the opening chapters of HOME, the sequel to BINTI, and was wondering if I would be one of the few people this series just didn t jive with But I got totally caught up in it by the midway point and flew through to the end I m still not in the omg this is amazing 111one camp but I did enjoy book two a lot than book one Very curious how this will all end.

  22. Zanna

    Started well and got better and better If you want to think outside your little box, read Nnedi Okorafor

  23. Kirstine

    I felt the pain and glory of growth, was straining and shuddering with it I loved Binti and this is a stunning sequel A year after Binti left home, watched her entire spaceship get massacred by Meduse, and became a hero by stopping an intergalactic war, she s immersed in her studies at Oomza Uni and friends with Okwu, one of the Meduse who murdered her fellow travellers.She s suffering from PTSD, and trying to make sense of her new life and identity So she decides to travel home and make amends [...]

  24. Nek0 Neha (BiblioNyan)

    This was a fantastically imaginative, spectacularly written, and breathtakingly engrossing sequel I had such a difficult time putting this book down I absolutely loved everything about it The character growth and the ways that Binti has blossomed as an individual, and the way she interacts with and deals with the pressures of returning home was so emotionally riveting The self doubt, guilt, frustration, along with the joy, relief, and warmth that she felt was deeply relatable and delightfully po [...]

  25. Rose

    I thought Binti was a good story Home is even better The only downside is that it leaves off at a cliffhanger There is no reference given to time but you have to assume this is thousands of years in the future People can go to an intergalactic university, if they choose, alongside a variety of other alien species Binti was the story of a young African girl going off to this school Home is of course her going back to Earth, to her village.It took me a few chapters to remind myself of the first st [...]

  26. Chris

    This is a mid point story Some of the weak points from Binti are addressed here The quiet loviness that carried the first book is on full display here Like the title suggests, is revealed about Binti s home While some of these reveals, tend to hew close to the special trophe, they also tie into the theme of cultural tension that is in the first book.

  27. Kayla Eklund

    I did enjoy this book, but I have to admit that I thought the first half of it was completely unnecessary to the plot It was just a bunch of filler.

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