Virtual Book Club: 'Ubuntu: One Woman’s Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa' (2016)

10.30AM Thu 21 Jan 2021
VIRTUAL | Ticketed

Discuss art, life, culture and creativity from the comfort of your own home at the QAGOMA Members Virtual Book Club or join us on site for a socially distanced discussion in the Members Lounge. After a break in December, the titles on the summer reading list will connect to, contextualise and discuss the ideas presented in ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’. Sessions are hosted by Book Club Facilitator Eve Jensen.

Book 1: Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa (2016), Heather Ellis
Session 1: Wed 20 Jan, 3.00pm | Online via Zoom
Session 2: Thu 21 Jan, 10.30am | Online via Zoom
Session 3: Sat 30 Jan, 3.00pm | QAG

At the age of 28, while sitting in a friend’s backyard in the remote mining township of Jabiru, Heather Ellis has a light-bulb moment: she is going to ride a motorcycle across Africa. Despite never having done any long-distance motorcycle travel, nor any travel in Africa, the idea felt right. One year later, she was unloading her Yamaha TT600 at the docks in Durban, South Africa. Her travels take her to the dizzying heights of Mount Kilimanjaro and the Rwenzori Mountains to the deserts of northern Kenya. Everywhere she goes, Heather is aided by locals and travellers alike, who take her into their homes and hearts, helping her to truly understand the spirit of ubuntu — a Bantu word meaning ‘I am because you are’.

Booking essential / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278
Virtual Book Club: Free for Members / $5 Members' Guests
On-site Book Club: $12 Members / $17 Members' Guests (includes afternoon tea)
The link to join the meeting will emailed to you one hour prior to the start of the session. Members receive 20% off current and past Book Club titles from the QAGOMA Store.

Book 2: The Flamethrowers (2013), Rachel Kushner

The QAGOMA Members Virtual Book Club is hosted online via Zoom. If you're new to Zoom and have any questions, please get in touch with us.