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Omanis praise compatriot for 'historic' Man Booker literature prize

Omanis on Wednesday hailed author Jokha Alharthi's "historical achievement" and praised her for bringing "honour" to their Gulf country after she become the primary Arab creator to win the Man Booker International prize. Alharthi, 40, received the distinguished prize throughout a ceremony on Tuesday in London for her novel "Celestial Bodies" which depicts life in her small Gulf country.

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