LA111 Bookers: Celestial Bodies, by Jokha Alharthi

  • 11 Apr 2024
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Le Marais
  • 5


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“Celestial Bodies" by Jokha Alharthi is a mesmerizing and ground-breaking work that invites readers into the rich tapestry of Omani culture while exploring themes of love, family, and societal transformation. Winner of the 2019 Man Booker International Prize, this novel showcases Alharthi's narrative prowess and her ability to weave a compelling story against the backdrop of a changing world.

The prose is both poetic and evocative, capturing the essence of the characters' emotions and the landscapes they inhabit. The novel skillfully shifts between past and present, offering glimpses into the interconnected lives of its characters and the complexities of familial relationships. Through the lens of these characters and fostering a deep emotional connection that resonates, Alharthi explores the impact of societal changes, including the abolition of slavery and the evolving roles of women in Oman.

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