Book Club: 'China Room' (2021)
By Sunjeev Sahota
3.00PM Sat 19 Feb 2022
QAGOMA | Ticketed
Discuss art, life, culture and creativity from the comfort of your own home at the QAGOMA Members Virtual Book Club or join us at one of the meetings at the Gallery. After a break in December, from January through to May the titles on the reading list will connect to, contextualise and complement ideas presented in the tenth iteration of the Gallery’s flagship exhibition series, ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’.
China Room (2021), by Sunjeev Sahota
Session 1: Wed 16 Feb, 3.00pm | Virtual
Session 2: Thu 17 Feb, 10.30am | On-site
Session 3: Sat 19 Feb, 3.00pm | On-site
Partly inspired by award-winning author Sunjeev Sahota’s family history, China Room is a deft exploration of how systems of power circumscribe individual lives and a deeply moving portrait of the unconquerable human capacity to resist them. Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021, Sahota weaves back and forth between a grandmother’s story as a young bride and her grandson’s struggle to free himself from drugs. At once sweeping and intimate, lush and propulsive, it is a stunning achievement from a contemporary master.
Virtual Book Club: Free for Members / $5 Members' Guests
On-site Book Club: $12 Members / $17 Members' Guests (includes refreshments)
Members receive 20% off current and past Book Club titles from the QAGOMA Store.
APT10 Reading List
-Breasts and Eggs (2020), by Mieko Kawakami
-China Room (2021), by Sunjeev Sahota
-Human Acts (2017), by Han Kang
-On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (2019), by Ocean Vuong
-Fragile Monsters (2021), by Catherine Menon