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इंडियन आवाज़     19 Jun 2019 12:13:09      انڈین آواز
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Arabic author Jokha Alharthi gets Booker Prize

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Jokha Alharthi an Arabic author from Oman has won the prestigious Booker International Prize for her book “Celestial Bodies”. The story of three sisters of a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world.

Jokha Alharthi, the first Arabic-language writer to take the prize, will split the 50,000 pounds or 64,000 US dollar purse with her UK-based translator, Marilyn Booth.

Historian Bettany Hughes, who led the judging panel, said yesterday that the winning novel was “a book to win over the head and the heart in equal measure.

“Celestial Bodies” beat five other finalists from Europe and South America, including last year’s winner, Poland’s Olga Tokarczuk. The prize is a counterpart to the Man Booker Prize for English-language novels and is open to books in any language that has been translated into English.

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