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Oman author Joka Alharthi wins Booker International Prize

AP  |  London 

An from has won the prestigious for "Bodies", the story of three sisters and of a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world.

Jokha Alharthi, the to take the prize, will split the 50,000 pound (USD64,000) purse with her UK-based translator,

Bettany Hughes, who led the judging panel, said Tuesday that the winning novel was "a book to win over the head and the heart in equal measure." "Bodies" beat five other finalists from and South America, including last year's winner, Poland's

The prize is a counterpart to the Man for English-language novels and is open to books in any language that have been translated into English.

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First Published: Wed, May 22 2019. 03:25 IST
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