Oman’s Jokha Alharthi wins Man Booker International Prize May 23, 2019 0 661 12345 Omani author Jokha Alharthi has won this year’s Man Booker International Prize — the first Arabic writer to do so. Her novel Celestial Bodies centres on the lives of three sisters and their families coming to terms with social changes in Oman. Judges described it as “a richly imagined, engaging and poetic insight”.Alharthi shares the award of $63,000 with her translator, the American academic Marilyn Booth. “I am thrilled that a window has been opened to the rich Arabic culture,” Alharthi told journalists after the ceremony at the Roundhouse in London. “Oman inspired me but I think international readers can relate to the human values in the book — freedom and love.” POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Qatar World Cup to be played with 32 teams: FIFA May 23, 2019 0 1621 Qatar Executive mulls expansion this year May 23, 2019 0 754 ‘Culture is main component of human devpt’ May 23, 2019 0 867 QNA hacking: 2 years on, Qatar enhances measures to tackle cyberattacks Tribune News Network Doha Ever since the hacking of Qatar News Agency (QNA) website two years ago, Qatar has taken strong measures to counter any such cyberattacks, thanks to its National Cybersecurity Strategy. The .. UAE bank told to submit all documents in currency manipulation case Rejecting the appeal of First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) against submitting documents to Qatar Financial Authority (QFC) in currency manipulation case, the Qatar International Court has asked the bank to submit all required ..