Book Review: Tiddas by Anita Heiss

Short reviews by the Wondrous Women's Book Club


Finding yourself with too many lazy Saturday afternoons and nothing to do? Or perhaps you're in desperate need of a new book to survive the perils of public transport on the way to work? I find the best books are sometimes the ones you may never have heard of until you pluck it off the shelf by chance, or someone mentions it in passing! 

Maybe you'll be interested in Tiddas by Anita Heiss! Here's a little snapshot of the book...

A story about what it means to be a friend …

Five women, best friends for decades, meet once a month to talk about books … and life, love and the jagged bits in between. Dissecting each other’s lives seems the most natural thing in the world – and honesty, no matter how brutal, is something they treasure. Best friends tell each other everything, don’t they? But each woman harbours a complex secret and one weekend, without warning, everything comes unstuck.

The lovely members of the Wondrous Women's Book Club sat down to discuss the writings of Tiddas and had nothing but good things to say about it:

  • "The strength of women in varying circumstances is an underlying strength of female relationships, both familial and non-familial. It's interesting to read about these in Koori/Murri relationships and their sameness and differences..." – Lucy

  • "I loved the descriptions of Mudgee and Brisbane. I know both and could see the people in the streets of each and every event." – Shirley

  • "I enjoyed the conflicts and differences yet love that helped [these women] along." – Annette

  • "Impossible to reach the end of this book and not share the unusual stereotypes challenged. Shows how Aboriginal women maintain these cultural norms within urbanised settings." – Barbara Nicholson

Give it a look if you're interested. Happy reading!

Written by SCWC

Posted on April 29, 2016