Under 200: A Novella Book Club

Wednesday, December 153:00—4:00 PMOnline

Explore the wonders of genre fiction with the award-winning novellas that capture both hearts and imaginations. This month, we read the break-through novella Binti by Nnedi Okorafor, which is currently in progress to be adapted to a Hulu TV series.

Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs.

Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti’s stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach.

If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself - but first she has to make it there, alive.

This program for all ages will be held online through Zoom. Register to receive the link to join. Copies of the book will be available for pickup at the library. Questions? Email Hannah @ askbelmontya@minlib.net.

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