“Binti: Sacred Fire” – a short story by Nnedi Okorafor

I have previously read the Binti trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor, and loved it. When I found out that there was an additional short story in the edition where the complete trilogy was collected, I knew I had to borrow it from the library (yay for inter library loans!)

Binti. Photo: Mittens and Sunglasses © 2019
Photo: Mittens and Sunglasses © 2019

The short story, “Sacred Fire”, is set between the two first stories time wise. Binti has arrived at Oomza University, and has started her studies. She’s psychologically scarred from what happened on the way there, and when we meet her she’s not having an easy time. I’m not going into details, in case you haven’t read the trilogy and feel like picking it up.

I really enjoyed this shortstory, and it was lovely to be reunited with Binti for a little while. I actually felt like I got to know her even better!

Nnedi Okorafor is such a brilliant author. All the stories by hear that I have read, I have loved. Looking forward to reading more books by her!

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