sexta-feira, 6 de janeiro de 2017


Sugestão de Leitura Fantástica

Nnedi Okorafor é uma escritora de origem nigeriana que já tem publicadas várias obras de fantasia e ficção científica e que está a entusiasmar bastantes leitores. Entre os seus principais romances estão Who Fears Death (2010) e Lagoon (2014), e os romances young adult Zahrah the Windseeker (2005), The Shadow Speaker (2007) e Akata Witch (2011). Em 2015 lançou Binti que lhe valeu o os prémios Nebula e Hugo na categoria de Melhor Novella. Este mês sai Home, que é a sequela de Binti.

Título: Binti
Autora: Nnedi Okorafor
Edição: TorBooks
Publicação: 2015

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 gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself - but first she has to make it there, alive.

Título: Home
Autora: Nnedi Okorafor
Edição: TorBooks
Publicação: Janeiro de 2017

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 left her family to pursue her dream.

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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