Celestial Bodies

Jokha Alharthi’s debut is fascinating in its depiction of Oman and its intricacies, yet generous and sweeping in its humanity.

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Review of ‘Celestial Bodies’

Jokha Alharthi makes her American debut with Celestial Bodies, the first book by an Omani woman to be translated into English and the first novel originally written in Arabic to win the coveted Man Booker International Prize.

Although it’s framed as a novel that tracks the lives of three sisters, each navigating love and marriage…

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