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Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti adapted for Hulu

Nnedi Okorafor and her novella Binti

Award-winning Nigerian-American author Nnedi Okorafor’s science fiction book Binti is being adapted into a TV series and for US streaming service Hulu.

The three-part futuristic science fiction novella will be adapted for the screen by studio Media Res, with Okorafor co-writing the script alongside Stacy Osei-Kuffour (Watchmen).

Set in a technologically and socially advanced future, Binti follows a rebellious young woman destined to lead her community in Africa but who chooses to enter a prestigious intergalactic university.

The book won the 2016 Hugo Award for Best Novella and a Nebula Award in 2015.

No release date has yet been announced.

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