Jokha Al Harthi won Booker International Prize

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  • Oman Author Jokha Al Harthi won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for ‘Celestial Bodies’.
  • It is the story of three sisters of a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world.
  • She is the first Arabic-language writer to take the prize.
  • She will split the 50,000 pounds or 64,000 US dollar purse with her UK-based translator, Marilyn Booth.
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