Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

What we'll do

In October we'll be discussing Binti by Nnedi Okorafor. You can read more about the book here:

Content note: violence. Please feel free to add to the note via the comments section and take care of yourself when reading.

Q & A about the Meetup

Q. The description says this is a feminist Meetup. Should I come if I don't identify as feminist?

A. Feminism and an exploration of gender, sexuality, and race in science and speculative fiction is the point of this Meetup. If that's not your jam, the Meetup is not for you. General discussion and fandom for the genres will probably make up most of the discussion, but the point is to have a space that doesn't suck for people who often feel let down fiction.

That said, you don't need to identify with feminism or have a gender studies degree to attend. If you're genuinely interested in the topic, and open to hearing new ideas about it, and (and this is the most important) want to be in a space where women's, queer and non-white voices are given priority, then please come!

This hasn't been an issue, but let it not be said that I didn't warn you: putting the 'unique perspective' that maybe feminism is ridiculous and white men are actually the people most oppressed in society etc etc, is not genuine interest.

Q. Can I come if I didn't read the book?

A. Yes. But be prepared to hear spoilers and don't dominate the conversation.