Texta book club: The Yield
Take courage when you read this book. You'll need it. Winch asks big questions of this country. Is the answer within us?” — Bruce Pascoe
To coincide with the exhibition On Earth at QUT Art Museum, we will be discussing the award-winning novel The Yield, by Wiradjuri author Tara June Winch, a celebration of what was and what endures, and a powerful reclaiming of Indigenous language, storytelling and identity.
Knowing that he will soon die, Albert ‘Poppy’ Gondiwindi takes pen to paper, determined to pass on the language of his people and everything that was ever remembered. August Gondiwindi has been estranged on the other side of the world for ten years when she learns of her grandfather’s death, and the news that her home is under threat of repossession by a mining company. Determined to make amends, she endeavours to save their land – a quest that leads her to the voice of her grandfather and into the past, the stories of her people, the secrets of the river.
The evening commences with a tour of On Earth, followed by a beverage of your choice and generous amounts of conversations about the selected title. Discussions will include audio descriptions of the artworks, which make art accessible for people who are blind or with low vision.
Texta is no ordinary book club; it's for people who love art. We use fiction (mostly) to unpack the subjects, themes and emotions of art. Conversation is never colourless, and is facilitated by our brains trust from QUT Creative Industries, Education and Social Justice Faculty.
Texta is held throughout the year on Tuesday evenings in-person and Wednesday evenings online. Purchase this title as an audiobook from audible, or from the Bookshop at the QUT Depot or QUT Art Museum.
Participants must register and read our COVID Safe guidelines before attending. If you are unwell please cancel your booking (for the in-person event).