UNLIMITED BOOK è Tiddas - by Anita Heiss #2020

  • Title: Tiddas
  • Author: Anita Heiss
  • ISBN: 9781922052261
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Paperback

  • Tiddas By Anita Heiss 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 womanA 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 Izzy, soon to be the first Black woman with her own television show, has to make a decision that will change everything Veronica, recently divorced and dedicated to raising the best sons in the world, has forgotten who she is Xanthe, desperate for a baby, can think of nothing else, even at the expense of her marriage Nadine, so successful at writing other people s stories, is determined to blot out her own Ellen, footloose by choice, begins to question all that she s fought for When their circle begins to fracture and the old childhood ways don t work any, is their sense of sistahood enough to keep it intact How well do these tiddas really know each other
    Anita Heiss
    Dr Anita Heiss is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales and is one of Australia s most prolific and well known authors of Indigenous literature.Her published works include the historical novel Who Am I The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937, the poetry collection Token Koori, satirical social commentary Sacred Cows, non fiction text Dhuuluu Yala To Talk Straight Publishing Aboriginal Literature, and a children s book entitled Me and My Mum Anita has also edited Life in Gadigal Country and co edited with Penny van Toorn, Stories Without End.In 2007 Anita released three titles Not Meeting Mr Right Random House for which she won the Deadly Award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature Her poetry collection I m not racist, but Salt Publishing won the Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Poetry and her kids novel Yirra and her deadly dog Demon ABC Books , was launched at the Sydney Writers Festival by Her Excellency Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW.In 2008 Anita released Avoiding Mr Right Bantam Books and The Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature Allen Unwin which she co authored with Peter Minter The Anthology won the 2008 Deadly Award for Outstanding Contribution to Literature.Anita has performed her works nationally Sydney Writers Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Adelaide Writers Week, Melbourne Writers Festival, Byron Bay Writers Festival, Message Sticks, Brisbane Writers Festival, Somerset Festival of Literature, Watermark and Wordstorm, among others as well as internationally in Spain, Austria, the USA, Canada, Fiji, Japan, New Zealand, China, France, the UK, Tahiti and New Caledonia She has also been published widely in journals, anthologies and on line.Anita was Communications Adviser for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board 2001 2003 , was a member of the Australian Society of Authors ASA Committee of Management from 1998 2004 and Chaired the organisation 2008 2009 Anita was Deputy Director of Warawara Department of Indigenous Studies at Macquarie University from 2005 2006.In 2003 in recognition of her literary achievements Anita was awarded the ASA Medal for Under 35s for her contribution to Australian community and public life.In 2004 Anita was awarded the NSW Indigenous Arts Fellowship and was listed in The Bulletin magazine s Smart 100 In the same year she wrote and directed her first short film Checkerboard Love as part of the Lester Bostock mentorship program through Metro Screen, Sydney She was writer in residence at Macquarie University and was also nominated for a 2004 Deadly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Literature.Anita has made guest appearances on the Einstein Factor, Message Stick, Vulture, Critical Mass, A Difference of Opinion, The Catch Up and 9am with David and Kim.Anita is currently working as a full time writer and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Western Sydney attached to the Badanami Centre for Indigenous Education Anita volunteers her time as a Books in Homes Ambassador and as an Indigenous Literacy Day Ambassador She is currently a Board Member of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy community.

    Tiddas By Anita Heiss


    ☼♄Jülie 
    TiddasI had such high expectations of this book that I actually paid top dollar for it at a city bookstore because I didn t want to wait, and the blurb convinced me that it was everything I liked in a bookI couldn t wait to get started.So it s with much real regret that I say, that to my mind, this book was nothing like the blurb suggested Yes it did have all of those characters and yes it did talk about their respective lives, loves and various challenges, and their sisterhoodd I wanted to hear [...]

    I wanted to like this than I actually did As a piece of chick lit is was just ok The 5 main female characters were quite well developed, and were sufficiently different from each other to be interesting They were close but there was enough tension between them to create the occasional bit of drama They dealt with everyday, contemporary issues Nothing special.As a work of Indigenous Australian fiction, it was disappointing On the one hand there were times I felt I was being hit over the head wit [...]

    Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
    Tiddas is Anita Heiss s fifth novel, an engaging story of friendship, life, love and five strong women.The tiddas sisters are lifelong friends having grown up together in Mudgee Now approaching midlife, each lives in and around Brisbane providing each other with support, love and friendship Over a period of a year we are witness to their lives, their relationships with one another, and with themselves and with others, as they each journey towards a personal epiphany about what they value in each [...]

    While I enjoyed this story of five middle aged women from Mudgee now living in Brisbane I didn t love it and I m not quite sure that I got the point of it The women are very close, having developed a strong bond as they have grown up together and are like sisters, or tiddas in the local aboriginal language The author covers a range of contemporary issues affecting these individual women including unplanned pregnancy, infertility, life after divorce, casual sex and alcoholism The women support ea [...]

    Claire Melanie
    this book had potential but unfortunately it is so pretentious it is painful to read in parts overall disappointing but with the occasional interesting thing to say and it inspired me to take up the book challenge the author has devised.

    Tiddas is a story about friendship I was surprised to read that Anita Heiss had written a number of books as I found the writing a little too predictable and a tell style than show The idea of the common thread of book club meetings appealed to me and I thought it would be a great way to launch an in depth story of women and their different struggles and issues The themes were certainly present however, I found the writing and structure a little boring and had to really push myself to finish it [...]

    Firstly a definition Tiddas is a generic eastern coast Aboriginal word for sisters, or women who are as close as sisters sistahood So Izzy, Veronica, Xanthe, Nadine and Ellen are Tiddas with each other as they all have grown up together in Mudgee They are now all middle aged, live in Brisbane and are still very, very close Each of them takes turns in telling the story, and each has their own issues that they may or may not recognise Izzy, on the verge of becoming Australia s version of Oprah, is [...]

    Jenny Schwartz
    So it s mid 2014 and I m just writing my first review for the annual Australian Women Writers Challenge On the plus side, the book I ve just finished reading for the review is thought provoking and that makes reviewing it interesting Tiddas is the story of five best friends, friends for decades, who meet for a monthly book club So far, so cliche.But Anita Heiss is a talented author and weaves in issues of identity around ageing, life choices and being an Aboriginal Australian which she is.As the [...]

    Even though I finished reading Anita Heiss latest novel Tiddas earlier this month, it has taken me some time to focus my thoughts for a review and I still find it not an easy task There are things I want to say about this novel but I find I struggle putting the words into context I found it, as with Heiss other novels, a delightful read which touches on the heart of friendship and identity Tiddas takes place over the course of a year in the lives of Izzy, Nadine, Xanthe, Veronica, and Ellen.Tidd [...]

    This book felt like one long lifestyle lecture read books only on Aboriginal culture, history or authors do yoga eat organic buy your friends expensive presents for their birthday not only buy the Big Issue, but then recycle it to the vendorWhilst I love the subtle education you get from reading fiction books I found this book to blatant which was off putting I couldn t identify with any of the women and Izzy ended up being the only character I actually liked I hate giving Australian books a har [...]

    Disappointing Too much preaching, too little good writing The story of 5 tiddas sisters who grew up in Mudgee, but now live in Brisbane 3 are of aboriginal heritage, and 2 are white They each have their own issues Izzy didn t want a family, but is now pregnant Veronica is divorced and suffering an identity crisis Nadine is an alcoholic Ellen has commitment problems Xanthe is trying to get pregnant The story is based around a reading group, who only read Aboriginal stories Disappointed that it co [...]

    Have much to admire in this novel about sisterhood and friendship It will be one that will stay with me and I will continue to mull over the themes and sentiment within it I loved the sense of community, love and respect of country, family ties and female friendship that flowed through the pages Reminded me how important it is to give and take, no matter what the relationship is There is definitely a special something about sharing things with your close friends as the characters do in this book [...]

    Larry D'librarian
    Tiddas is a delightful novel that covers 12 months in the lives of five friends as they struggle with life, love and lust and the consequences thereof The story is structured around their book club, the Vixens, and the women end their year a little older, a little wiser and a little bit worn down as they struggle with the dilemmas of career and family.The novel opens with Izzie s pregnancy, Veronica s reemergence from her marriage and divorce, Xanthe desperately trying for a baby, Nadine s drin [...]

    Lauren K
    Tiddas an Aboriginal word for sisters or sistas and is a powerful term that describes the connection between the five women in this Heiss novel Despite the absence of a blood connection, Izzy, Nadine, Xanthe, Veronica and Ellen share a bond that has lasted a lifetime irrespective of proximity, family commitments and jobs Growing up in Mudgee that have all found their way to the Brisbane area where they are trying to make the best of their circumstances and support each other via their monthly bo [...]

    I m as keen on a gossipy Sex And The City style read in times of flu as the next person, so it was with relish and Clagged up sinuses that I sat down to enjoy the latest Choc Lit offering from Anita Heiss After the initial pang of disappointment that Nadine was not actually the teetotalling Lebanese character haha that her name potentially indicated, I settled down to enjoy the different personalities of the five main characters and their complementary personal journeys.Heiss improves in style a [...]

    Robin Riedstra
    Love that the main characters of this novel are slightly older than what is standard in this genre There seems to be lots of books about women in their 20 s, 30 s then a big gap and they start again over 60 with some saucy senility texts This book fills a big fat gap that has just been waiting to be filled I m in my 30 s and loved this book It s about friendships, it s about success, it s about questioning what your dreams are and negotiating your own morality in the face of friends and society [...]

    Oh dear I couldn t get past the first few chapters of this novel Could the characters have been cliched One who can t conceive, one who did accidentally , one recently divorced you get the picture.And was it really necessary to use the word tiddas on practically every page We get it, we get it already

    Sabrina Hijazi
    I found it quite boring

    a terrific novel with a strong sense of place and wonderful characters relationships I cared about all the characters, whether they were being likeable or not great emotional truth in the five women and in their interactions with each other, and with their families and communities, both in their home town of Mudgee and the city of Brisbane where they now live I sometimes found it an effort to keep track of all the women s stories, and felt that I got to know them at different rates maybe my prob [...]

    The colours of Brisbane suffuse this delightful book of female friendship in the 21st century It s Black, Blue and Purple with a hint of tears and a beautifully tart taste of reverse racism, because this is a book with black protagonist s, the need for soul gagging PC evaporates, leaving room for real women in a real Brisbane Blue because you can t have this book without the river threading through the lives and loves of the 5 friends from Mudgee yes, that is a real place, I confess that I googl [...]

    Really enjoyed this book, contemporary story line hooked me in and I learnt so much about the power and strength of women to accept, love and support each other thru so many highs and lows for each of the 5 intelligent and engaging lead characters I have a passionate interest in learning as much as I can about aboriginal culture and this book provided me with a cultural boost in a contemporary, female led and managed story line Nadine, the writer, with an amazing family a drinking problem Ellen, [...]

    Irene Sauman
    Having read Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossom, I was keen to read another of Anita Heiss books Tiddas are girlfriends This group of tiddas comprises two white and three Aboriginal women They live in Brisbane but most of them grew up and went to school in a country town One of the white women is married to an Aboriginal man, sister of one of the tiddas The other is the recently separated wife of a doctor who is searching for her place in the world All except the doctor s wife are professional women [...]

    Tammy Wooding
    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.Izzy, soon to be the first Black woman with her o [...]

    Jenni Ogden
    A book about friendship and identity, that demonstrates that the beliefs women share, whatever their cultural identity, are stronger than their differences Anita Heiss weaves Aboriginal issues and the bread and butter concerns many women grapple with around the age of 40, into her story of 5 women and a bookclub We need contemporary novels that show the positive aspects of Aboriginal and White relationships in Australia Perhaps this book will encourage other groups to start up cross cultural bo [...]

    The title apparently means friends The book never actually said this but it was soon worked out A complicated book club than most, I could still find elements of my friends and self in these ladies The differing points of view what is important to one than another somebody feeling really happy that another finally shared an interest It was not what I was expecting and veered to the edge of chick lit than I elect from Anita Heiss.

    This book took me long time to get into, mostly because it took me a while to warm up to the characters Loved the emphasis on the Brisbane setting, and the addition of the tiddas bookclub reading list at the end of the book was fab However, I found the resolutions to most of the character conflicts a little too neat and unrealistic.

    Maureen Helen
    Anita Heiss a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW She is a passionate advocate for Aboriginal literacy and a prolific writer in a number of gentres.For my review of her latest novel, Tiddas , please see my review posted atmaureenhelen tiddas flower

    Susan Dawson
    I really loved this story So LikeAGirl Every woman needs strong Tiddas as we all struggle with issues big or small our whole lives With such wonderful family and community links, it makes me strive to see what is good in everything, focus on what s most important be a better tidda I truly enjoyed this book A fabulous read

    I enjoyed this a very light holiday read based on 5 friends and their book club all books by aboriginal writers The aboriginal viewpoint Heiss prefers aboriginal to indigenous and underlying importance of country and culture was an added reason why I liked it I certainly intend to read some of the books from their book club.

    I m glad Anita Heiss is writing about successful Aboriginal women living their lives to the fullest, and I think chick lit needs this diversity But I found the lack of focus on specific characters, even for just a chapter at a time, made it difficult to really empathise with any of the women.

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