The Night Masquerade (Binti #3) by Nnedi Okorafor book review


The concluding part of the highly-acclaimed science fiction trilogy that began with Nnedi Okorafor’s Hugo- and Nebula Award-winning BINTI.

Binti has returned to her home planet, believing that the violence of the Meduse has been left behind. Unfortunately, although her people are peaceful on the whole, the same cannot be said for the Khoush, who fan the flames of their ancient rivalry with the Meduse.

Far from her village when the conflicts start, Binti hurries home, but anger and resentment has already claimed the lives of many close to her.

Once again it is up to Binti, and her intriguing new friend Mwinyi, to intervene–though the elders of her people do not entirely trust her motives–and try to prevent a war that could wipe out her people, once and for all.


The third and final installment in the series! This installment showed such vivid creativity and wonderful world building in a brilliant conclusion! I have to say i am deeply in love with this world by now. I’m sad to see it end and would love to see more or maybe a spin off in this wold setting.

In this installment I feel like we finally see Binti find her own voice and truly become who she is meant to be both spiritually and as a person. The prose of this writer keeps me hooked. The story grows more and more imaginative and the world builds upon itself in each installment.

Binti’s friendship has grown and you see how much more relateable she becomes. She finally accepts her power and realizes who is she is without letting it change her or make her into some conceited. You see how culture is expanded and how each one differs and what it means to be apart of that one you belong to. I love seeing how you can fight for a cause and stand up to the adversity without being violent. Kind of reminds me of a sci-fi Harry Potter in its elements like that. 5/5 stars from me.

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: (January 16, 2018)
  • Buy Me: Amazon

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