Celestial bodies - Alharthi, Jokha,author.

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Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781912240166
Published:
21st Jun 2018
Publisher:
Sandstone Press
Dimensions:
320 pages: 202 x 129 x 20mm

'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.