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Presented by Mandeep Saini
Feburary 12, 2019
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[[Begin]] <p>This game is designed on one of our closed readings Binti. “Binti” is a science fiction novel written by Nnedi Okorafor. The story of this takes place somewhere far in the galaxy. The hero of this novel is “Binti Ekeopara Zuzu Dambu Kaipka of Namib” belong to Himba tribe which is from the Earth. Throughout Binti, readers find themselves in a position to gain insight into Binti’s culture, her past, and personal growth.Enough for an intro, let's explore more about Binti's life and her culture which is the reason she is able to survive and fight against all odds.</p>'' In order to move to next step let's start with a quick quiz.''
(text-color:purple)[Which tribe Binti belongs to? ]
A. [Khoush]<c1| (text-color:red)+(click: ?c1) [ Picked the wrong answer. Try again.]
B. [Himba]<c2| (text-color:green)+(click: ?c2) [ Great, you got it right. [[Find more about Binti]]]
C. [Meduse]<c3| (text-color:red)+(click: ?c3) [ Picked the wrong answer. Try again.]
<p>Binti discovers that her decision to attend Oomza has caused all kinds of friction between herself, her family, and the Himba community as a whole. As Binti's family seems not in Binti's favor to leave to the tribe because “Himba they don’t travel” and they “stay put” (Okorafor, pp.12-13). According to her mother, Oomza university wants her “for its own gain” and her mother thinks that Binti is going to be their “slave” (Okorafor, p.14). Her immediate family members-including her aunt and uncles who consider that Binti has "scandalized the entire bloodline" and she is "going to be a pariah"(Okorafor, p. 10). </p>'' It is time for Binti to decide if she has to stay or leave the planet Earth ''
(text-color:purple)[Which way Binti should pick?]
<p>Binti decides to stay with her family as it is a hard decision to leave the family against their will. As her culture teaches her not to leave as no one has stepped out from their tribe so far. She would continue her life with her family as a "master harmonizer" and keeping building astrolabes with her father.</p><img style="float: right;" src ="C:\Users\mandeep.saini\Documents\Twine\Stories\media\Himba-girl.jpg" alt ="Himba Girl"><p style="padding-right:10px;"> She would keeping snuck out to the lake with her friends and she would wash and scrub off all the "otjize using the lake's salty water"(Okorafor, p.71). "Otjiza" is a sweet-smelling mixture Himba women use to apply to their face and plaited hair, and has wondrous effects on keeping skin and braids healthy and young. They would be considered as "mentally unstable" if poeple of their tribe find out they have wiped out the "otjiza" and "that too would ruin" their "chances of marriages." (Okorafor, p.72).</p><p>Finally, if she decides to explore the universe by traveling inward as opposed to outward like her family, friednd, and her tribe then that decision would stop her personal development and she has to subdue her desire to explore the world outside her tribe.</p>(text-color:purple)[Do you still have curiosity to know what if Binti chooses to leave the tribe?]
A. [Yes ]<c1| (text-color:#1D8348)+(click: ?c1) [ '' Nice, you still are interested to explore. I like it <span style="font-size:20px"> 😃</span>'' [[Leave]]]
B. [[No]]<img style ="float:right; padding-left:10px;"
src="C:\Users\mandeep.saini\Documents\Twine\Stories\media\himba3.jpg" alt="Himba Girls"><p>Binti is a mathematical prodigy going against her conservative culture and abandoning the family business to go to a prestigious alien university.</p><p>(text-color:purple) [Binti has left the planet Earth. Since she has never been outside her tribe what would you think her journey to the Oomza university would be?]</p>A. [Traumatized and Scary ]<c1| (text-color:#1D8348)+(click: ?c1) [ '' Good Choice, you'll get chance to see other aspects of Binti's journey. <span style="font-size:20px">👍</span>'' [[Traumatized and Scary]]]
B. [Happy and Excited ]<c2| (text-color:#1D8348)+(click: ?c2) [ '' Not a bad option, let's find out about the easy path <span style="font-size:20px">👌🏼</span>'' [[Happy and Excited]]]
C. [Not interested to know ]<c3| (text-color:#1D8348)+(click: ?c3) [ '' Never mind, Your choice. <span style="font-size:20px">😑</span>'' [[Not Interested]]]
<span style="font-size:20px">😟</span> Oh Snap! you are not intereated in the story anymore. That means story is boring. Apologies to present the story in such a way. I hope next time I'll get it right. Thanks for your time <span style="font-size:20px">🙏</span><img style ="float:right; padding:10px;" src="C:\Users\mandeep.saini\Documents\Twine\Stories\media\binti3.jpg"/><p>After travelling Eighteen days, Binti is five days away from reaching Oomza university. Binti ship is attacked by Meduse, an alien species looks like Jelly-fish with tentacles and furious in nature. In Binti's culture "it is blasphemy to pray to inanimate objects but she" is doing it when her ship is gone under attack.</p><p>Here comes the best part of the game, Quiz Time!. To see if you are still engaged with the story and wished to move to next step phase of this game to discovers the end of the story. </p>
(text-color:purple) [Why Meduse has attacked the Binit's ship? would Binti able to survive using her intelligence and cultural stength?]
A. [Meduse hijacks the Binti's ship and they may kill Binti eventually]<c3| (text-color:#B9770E)+(click: ?c3) [''Oh Oh! That's sad. Please refer to the scene mentioned above. You'll find the right answer.<span style="font-size:20px;">😲</span>'']
B. [Meduse hijacks the Binti's ship just because they're furious]<c2| (text-color:#CB4335)+(click: ?c2) [''Hmmm! quite a close answer but in reality it is different.<span style="font-size:20px;">😕</span>'']
C. [Meduse hijacks to get back their stringer from Oomza Uni and they would spare Binti.]<c1| (text-color:#1D8348)+(click: ?c1) [''Awesome! <span style="font-size:20px;">🙆🏽</span>''[[Let's finish the game]]]
<p><img style="margin-top:20px;padding:10px; float:left;" src="C:\Users\mandeep.saini\Documents\Twine\Stories\media\binti5.jpg"/>Now Binti has boarded the spaceship with other students. Eventually, she finds out that she is the only Himba girl on the ship. There are stigmas associated with her use of otjize from other people, namely the Khoush. Binti has never been felt offended by her looks or ashamed of her heritage, in fact, she thinks she is a medium to fill the gap among her culture and others. </p><p>You are here on this page because you are not interested to know baout Binti journey and her future expedition to Oomza university.May be your are ended up on this page by mistake. No worries you can get back to the story anytime. Keep enjoy reading the story!<span style="font-size:20px">📚</span> </p>
<p>She is spared because of her edan, an ancient technology she brought with her. She is protected by her edan when one of Meduses name Okwu attempts to kill Binti. This particular Meduse later touches Binti’s hair, coated in otjize, and heals his tentacle. It surprises both Binti and Miduse that her edan is creating a communication bridge between them. The Miduse wonder that “no Meduse has ever spoken to a human . . . except long ago” (Okorafor, p. 44). </p><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="C:\Users\mandeep.saini\Documents\Twine\Stories\media\end1.jpg"/>