Nnedi Okorafor

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Haras is the professor who acts as the representative for Oomza University during the negotiations between the university and the Meduse. Binti describes him as looking like “a spider made of wind.” He eloquently and humbly agrees to give back the chief’s stinger and invites Okwu to attend the university as a student.

Haras Quotes in Binti

The Binti quotes below are all either spoken by Haras or refer to Haras. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Tom Doherty edition of Binti published in 2015.
Binti Quotes

Several of the human professors looked at each other and chuckled. One of the large insectile people clicked its mandibles. I frowned, flaring my nostrils. It was the first time I’d received treatment similar to the way my people were treated on Earth by the Khoush. In a way, this set me at ease. People were people, everywhere. These professors were just like anyone else.

Related Characters: Binti (speaker), Haras, The Chief, Okwu
Related Symbols: Otjize
Page Number: 75
Explanation and Analysis:

“You’ve never seen the Meduse, either. Only studied them...from afar. I know. I have read about them too.” I stepped forward. “Or maybe some of you or your students have studied the stinger you have in the weapons museum up close.”

Related Characters: Binti (speaker), The Chief, Okwu, Haras
Page Number: 75-76
Explanation and Analysis:
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Haras Character Timeline in Binti

The timeline below shows where the character Haras appears in Binti. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Fear and Prejudice vs. Curiosity Theme Icon
...who represents the university looks like a “spider made of wind” and introduces itself as Haras. Haras invites Binti to speak. Binti explains that she comes from a land where there’s... (full context)
Science, Humanity, and the Ethics of Research Theme Icon
Community, Friendship, and Belonging Theme Icon
Haras speaks in the Meduse language and apologizes on behalf of Oomza University. They promise to... (full context)
Science, Humanity, and the Ethics of Research Theme Icon
Fear and Prejudice vs. Curiosity Theme Icon
Then, Haras invites Okwu to stay as the first Meduse student at Oomza University. Okwu’s attendance will... (full context)