Another review over at Booknest (which after some technical issues appears to be up again). This time for Binti, a nice little novella by Nnedi Okorafor.
Simple but worth reading. Binti was perhaps not everything I hoped for but as the start of a serial story it is a great start.
Binti is a novella about Binti, mathematical genius and first of her Himbi village to be accepted to a prestigious off-world university. This is a big step in more than one way; the Himbi people do not leave their isolated village. This not being an old colonial fantasy it must be noted that the Himbi are not backward, nor primitive, and are in fact quite technologically apt and Binti was training to join her families technology business. But the Himbi do keep their own ways and said ways are seen as strange when Binti journeys afar.