Binti

by

Nnedi Okorafor

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Treeing is a mental math exercise that entails halving complex equations. Binti does the exercise to calm herself, and she also trees competitively with her friends.
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Treeing Term Timeline in Binti

The timeline below shows where the term Treeing appears in Binti. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...outside. They spend most of their time in Binti’s room and challenge each other to treeing competitions, where they divide complex equations in half again and again. (full context)
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...sight,” like her mother. Binti’s mind grows clear as she thinks of complex equations and trees. (full context)
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...However, Binti loves it. It makes her feel calm and connected to Earth. She stops treeing, clears her mind, and prostrates herself in front of the chief. Okwu introduces her, and... (full context)
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...she notices one lock of hair on her shoulder. Horrified, Binti drops into meditation and trees to calm herself. Her hair isn’t hair anymore; it’s blue okuoko like Okwu’s tentacles. (full context)