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Kutub Bilarabi is a literary circle that reads works by Arab authors that are mainly published in Arabic and for which an English translation is available. Arab authors that write in English may sometimes be considered.

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Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi (Oman)

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Kindly note - Ramadan timing - Venue may change depending on venue suitability during Ramadan - Check meeting details three days before the meetup Novel shortlisted for 'The Man Booker International Prize' 2019 Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, جوخة الحارثي, Marilyn Booth (Translator) 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 slowly redefining itself after the colonial era, to the crossroads of its complex present. Elegantly structured and taut, Celestial Bodies is a coiled spring of a novel, telling of Oman’s coming-of-age through the prism of one family’s losses and loves. www.goodreads.com/book/show/[masked]-celestial-bodies سيدات القمر جوخة الحارثي حين رأت ميا عليّ بن خلف، كان قد أمضى سنوات في لندن للدراسة وعاد بلا شهادة، لكنّ رؤيته صعقتْ ميا في الحال. كان طويلاً لدرجة أنّه لامس سحابةً عجلى مرقتْ في السماء، ونحيلاً لدرجة أنّ ميا أرادت أن تسنده من الريح التي حملت السحابة بعيداً. كان نبيلاً، كان قدّيساً، لم يكن من هؤلاء البشر العاديّين الذين يتعرّقون وينامون ويشتمون. "أحلف لك يا ربّي أنّي لا أريد غيرَ رؤيته مرّة أخرى". رواية من سلطنة عُمان تتناول تحوّلات الماضي والحاضر، وتَجْمع، بلغةٍ رشيقةٍ، بين مآسي بشر لا ينقصهم شيء ومآسي آخرين ينقصهم كلُّ شيء. www.goodreads.com/book/show/[masked] Kutub BilArabi book shelves www.goodreads.com/group/bookshelf/64201-kutub-bilarabi

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