Celestial Bodies Characters

Jokha Alharthi
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Mayya

Mayya is the eldest daughter of Azzan and Salima. She is shy and withdrawn, and her favorite pastime is sewing. When her father accepts a marriage proposal on her behalf, she has no choice but to accept. She marries Abdallah, the son of a wealthy merchant. Mayya does not love Abdallah, and she grows bitter in the marriage. However, Mayya and Abdallah stay together and have three children.

Asma

Asma is the middle daughter of Azzan and Salima. Her favorite activity is reading books. When her father accepts a marriage proposal on her behalf, she has no choice but to accept. She marries a professional artist named Khalid. Khalid respects Asma’s desire to continue reading and attending classes. However, Khalid is self-absorbed and fairly controlling, so Asma is never very fulfilled in the marriage. They have several children together.

Khawla

Khawla is the youngest daughter of Azzan...

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