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Jokha Alharthi won "Man Booker International Prize"

Published on May 22, 2019
Oman author Jokha Alharthi won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for "Celestial Bodies".
Jokha Alharthi won "Man Booker International Prize"

Details:

  • "Celestial Bodies" is 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.

About the Man Booker International Prize:

  • It is a prize that is presented by the Man Group of United Kingdom.
  • It is awarded for the "Best book in English translation".
  • It carries a reward of £50,000.
  • The first Man Booker International Prize was awarded in 2005.

Question:

Q. Which Oman author has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for "Celestial Bodies"?
a. Jokha Alharthi
b. Razia Alharthi
c. Sultana Alharthi
d. Aayesha Alharthi
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