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Currey
Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi
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#Oman #readingaroundtheword #internationalbooker Like unveiling layers this book is an intricate fictional study of three generations and three relatively contemporary daughters whose lives are molded by a changing world. I was given glimpses of Oman‘s history, Bedouin culture, Arabic poetry and the nature of slavery in Oman until it was outlawed in the 1970‘s. Not an easy straightforward read but a delicious feast.

Simona I was shocked about slavery, I didn‘t have a clue! 6mo
Currey Yes, at first I thought I was reading about the 1800‘s because the timeline in this book can be confusing, however when I figured out approx what year it was it was shocking. 6mo
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charl08
The Shape of the Ruins | Juan Gabriel Vsquez
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Just picked this one up: shortlisted for the #internationalbooker #Booker #prize #Colombia

charl08 And gave up! 8mo
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