De Omã chega a vencedora da edição de 2019 do Man Booker Internacional Prize
Está entregue o grande prémio deste ano: Jokha Alharthi, a primeira romancista de origem omanense traduzida para o inglês, ganhou o Internacional Man Booker de 2019 com o seu romance "Celestial Bodies". O romance foi traduzido do árabe por Marilyn Booth.
Translated by Marilyn Booth from Arabic
Published by Sandstone Press
Celestial Bodies is set in the village of al-Awafi in Oman, where we encounter three sisters: Mayya, who marries Abdallah after a heartbreak; Asma, who marries from a sense of duty; and Khawla who rejects all offers while waiting for her beloved, who has emigrated to Canada. These three women and their families witness Oman evolve from a traditional, slave-owning society which is slowly redefining itself after the colonial era, to the crossroads of its complex present. Elegantly structured and taut, it tells of Oman’s coming-of-age through the prism of one family’s losses and loves.
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