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Home by Nnedi Okorafor
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really liked it
bookshelves: ciencia-ficcion, z-2017-readings, novella, multicultural, africa

The flow of death like water I’d fallen into that in some twisted way gave me a new life.

Home is the aftermath of Binti going to Oomza Uni. Many changes in so little time, and she feels then is time to go home, to her pilgrimage.

There is so many themes here that I hesitate for where start. There is sci-fi that appeals to different ways of thinking , and made us aware of a future with other eyes and ethics. And there is sci-fi that made us think about our idiosincracy. This is old school sci-fi asking: we have to let go of ourselves to get live in another worlds? how much is too much or enough?

The quandary of the girl with her family, and what is expected of her is universal.

In another hand, we get trapped once more in the story for the strange culture, not the alien culture in case you're wondering, but for the Himba culture. I don't know how much is veridic or a piece of fantasy, but it's fascinating.

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Me sorprende de hecho la fascinación de la protagonista por el desierto rojo de Namibia, no creo que nadie que viva en el desierto sienta mucho amor por dunas y sol, sin contar con el frio horrible por la noche, sí, es lindo como turismo y sacar fotos, pero vivir alli es otro cuento (esto me recuerda a la pelicula de Lawrence de Arabia cuando comenta algo parecido Omar Shariff al mentado Lawrence). Uno ama el agua, las plantas, hasta el mar, pero no el desierto en sí ni la pampa.

Hay temas para rato en el mundo de Binti (view spoiler)

We will see what happen after the cliffhanger.


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Ideas después de terminar el libro:
-termina en cliffhanger.
-la segunda mitad del libro fue mejor que la primera.
-quiero ver que pasa después.
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Reading Progress

June 17, 2016 – Shelved
June 17, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
February 9, 2017 – Started Reading
February 9, 2017 – Shelved as: ciencia-ficcion
February 10, 2017 – Shelved as: z-2017-readings
February 10, 2017 – Shelved as: novella
February 10, 2017 – Finished Reading
March 3, 2017 – Shelved as: multicultural
February 6, 2018 – Shelved as: africa

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