Hello Gemmies! I have some exciting news! The Binti Trilogy by African Futurism Queen Nnedi Okorafor is in the works for a small screen adaption with Hulu!
Hulu has ordered a script adaptation of the three-part, African futuristic novella. Nnedi Okorafor will co-write the script along with Stacy Osei-Kuffour. Binti, set in a technologically and socially advanced future, features a young African woman who is determined to find her voice and lead her people into the future.
Synopsis of Binti from Good Reads:
In her Hugo- and Nebula-winning novella, Nnedi Okorafor introduced us to Binti, a young Himba girl with the chance of a lifetime: to attend the prestigious Oomza University. Despite her family's concerns, Binti's talent for mathematics and her aptitude with astrolabes make her a prime candidate to undertake this interstellar journey.
But everything changes when the jellyfish-like Medusae attack Binti's spaceship, leaving her the only survivor. Now, Binti must fend for herself, alone on a ship full of the beings who murdered her crew, with five days until she reaches her destination.
There is more to the history of the Medusae--and their war with the Khoush--than first meets the eye. If Binti is to survive this voyage and save the inhabitants of the unsuspecting planet that houses Oomza Uni, it will take all of her knowledge and talents to broker the peace.
I loved this trilogy so much! It made me laugh, cry, and yell in frustration! Binti was an absolutely brilliant gem of a read and I cannot wait for it to come to Hulu! Are you excited about this adaption news? Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below.