Binti: Home

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Binti: Home
Binti Home.jpg
First edition
AuthorNnedi Okorafor
Cover artistDavid Palumbo
SeriesBinti Trilogy
GenreScience Fiction
Publication date
January 2017
Preceded byBinti 
Followed byBinti: The Night Masquerade 

Binti: Home is a 2017 science fiction novella written by Nnedi Okorafor[1] and published by Binti: Home is the sequel to Okorafor's Binti from 2015,[2] and is followed by Binti: The Night Masquerade, published in 2018.[3]


Binti, a young Himba woman from Earth, returns home to face her family and elders after her first year at the off-world Oomza University. Her reconciliation is complicated by her family's hostility, her physical transformation and the presence of her Meduse friend, Okwu. Travelling into the desert, she meets her father's disavowed relatives and under their guidance confronts intra-tribal prejudice and undergoes her second profound physical transformation. Meanwhile, the war between the Meduse and the Khoush erupts, with Binti's family caught in the middle.


Amal El-Mohtar, reviewing the novella for NPR, and Catherine Grant who reviewed it for the New York Journal of Books, both praised Okorafor's writing and her flouting of genre boundaries, but found the cliffhanger ending somewhat unsatisfying.[4][5]

Binti: Home was a finalist for both the Hugo Award for Best Novella and the Locus Award for Best Novella in 2018.[6][7]


  1. Binti – published in 2015
    1.5. "Binti: Sacred Fire" – published in 2019 as a new short story in the collection Binti: The Complete Trilogy;[8] serves as an interlude between Binti and Home[9][10]
  2. Binti: Home – published in 2017[11]
  3. Binti: The Night Masquerade – published in 2018


  1. ^ "Binti: A Novella Series | Nnedi Okorafor". Archived from the original on 2017-03-01. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  2. ^ "Binti". 2015-08-17. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  3. ^ "Binti: The Night Masquerade | Nnedi Okorafor | Macmillan". US Macmillan. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  4. ^ El-Mohtar, Amal (4 February 2017). "A Spacefarer's Next Great Adventure Begins At 'Home'". NPR. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  5. ^ Grant, Catherine. "Binti: Home". Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  6. ^ "2018 Hugo Awards". World Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  7. ^ "2018 Locus Awards Finalists". Locus. 30 April 2018. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  8. ^ Lapointe, Annette. "A book review by Annette Lapointe: Binti: The Complete Trilogy". New York Journal of Books. Retrieved 2020-08-03.
  9. ^ Jones, Tadiana; Capossere, Bill; Nyman, Jana (February 8, 2019). "BINTI: The Complete Trilogy: Diverse opinions for a story of diversity | Fantasy Literature: Fantasy and Science Fiction Book and Audiobook Reviews".
  10. ^ "Why You Need to Read: "Binti: The Complete Trilogy"". aquavenatus. February 6, 2019.
  11. ^ Eddy, Cheryl. "Read an Excerpt From Nnedi Okorafor's Sequel to Her Award-Winning Space Adventure, Binti". io9. Retrieved 2017-02-08.

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