The Binti series, by Nnedi Okorafor, is a spacefaring science fiction adventure about a young Himba woman who leaves her home on earth behind and falls into a web of alien intrigue and danger. The first novella, Binti, won the Hugo and Nebula awards. Reviewers said: “Nnedi Okorafor’s imagination and worldbuilding are unparalleled, as are the heartfelt emotional struggles she creates.” — Jim C. Hines, author of Blood of Heroes and the Goblin Quest trilogy on Binti: Home
Nnedi Okorafor, born to Igbo Nigerian parents in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 8, 1974, is an author of fantasy and science fiction for both adults and younger readers. Her children's book Long Juju Man (Macmillan, 2009) won the 2007-08 Macmillan Writer's Prize for Africa, and her adult novel Who Fears Death (DAW, 2010) was a Tiptree Honor Book. She is an associate professor of creative writing and literature at the University at Buffalo.