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Novel ‘Celestial Bodies’ tackles taboos in Oman

On May 21, Oman’s Jokha al-Harthi could become the first Arab writer to win the the Man Booker International Prize. In her nominated novel Celestial Bodies, Harthi (born 1978) chronicles the transformation of Omani society from the start of the 20th century until our present time. The story is told from the perspective of an Omani family spanning […]