34: Binti – Show Notes

DSRA

First Segment

  • Biniti is From the Himba Tribe
  • Population
  • Origin of the Himba
  • Meaning of ‘Himba’
  • Subdivision of the Herero Tribe
  • The Himba Hierarchy
  • Nomadic Lifestyle
    • Currency of cattle
  • Workshop Mukuru
    • Communicating through holy fire
  • Himba dress
  • Rech ochre
    • Himba makeup
  • Washing with smoke
  • Genocide in the Early 20th Century
    • German colonizers
  • Drought and War in the 1980s
  • Himba Now

Second Segment

    • Nnedi Okorafor
      • Daughter of Nigerian immigrants
      • Excelled in science and math
      • Planned on studying entomology
      • Had to undergo back surgery
      • Turned to writing from there

 

  • Zaharah the Windseeker (2005)
  • The Shadow Seeker (2007)
  • Who Fears Death (2011)

 

          • World Fantasy Award winner for Best Novel

 

  • Binti (2015) drawn from personal experience

 

  • Hugo Awards
    • Larry Correia
      • Sad Puppies
        • Upset at the high minded liberal mindset of Hugo Awards
    • Vox Day
      • Rabid Puppies
        • Upset at amount of women and POC in Hugo Awards
    • 2015 Hugo Awards
      • 5 Categories had No winner
    • 2016 Hugo Awards
      • Sad Puppies have become less sad