We're very proud to welcome Sunil Yapa, author of the stunning novel Your Heart Is A Muscle The Size of a Fist, to Brisbane for the first time in a conversation with Ellen van Neerven.
This free event is open to everyone, but only while tickets last.
Here's what our Volunteer Coordinator, Meg Vann, had to say about the book:
In this remarkable book, Sunil weaves together extraordinary elements -- elements that are deliberately and systematically fragmented in the rhetoric of neo-liberal cultures -- to create a global understanding of how class, race, gender intersect to shape all our lives. The novel's compressed timeline -- set over the course of one demonstration teetering on the brink of riot -- contrasts with this expansive reach to create a work of unique depth and impact.
With a cast of diverse and layered characters trapped in personal and political breaking points, Your Heart is A Muscle the Size of Your Fist beautifully opens up a sense of dire risk and bright opportunity for us all. At a time when the #blacklivesmatter movement stands crucial and complex, we are privileged to have the author of this accomplished debut visit Brisbane - this fascinating conversation will fuel thought and action for years to come.