Tiddas (novel)

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Author Anita Heiss
Publisher Kogan Page
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Simon & Schuster Australia
ISBN 9781922052285
Preceded byAm I Black Enough For You 

Tiddas is a novel by Anita Heiss published in 2014. The title Tiddas is an Aboriginal term for "women who are like sisters". [1]


The book is about five women who have been friends since childhood who come together for book club meetings. [2]


Dianne Dempsey of the Sydney Morning Herald comments "While Tiddas may at times have a didactic tone, it is this political subtext, the subversive nature of the book, that provides any interest or edge." [3] Laura Brodnik of bmag says that "it's also a love letter to the city of Brisbane." [4] Lou Heinrich of lip states that it is "depicting urban Aboriginal women in an easily consumable book." [5]

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  1. Hardy, Karen (1 April 2014), "Anita Heiss channelled her concept of sisterhood into a new novel", The Age
  2. Milson, Rosemarie (20 March 2014), "Anita Heiss's new book Tiddas", Newcastle Herald
  3. Dempsey, Dianne (22 March 2014), "Adding political flavour to 'choc-lit'", Sydney Morning Herald
  4. Brodnik, Laura (8 April 2014), "Brisbane by the book with Anita Heiss", bmag
  5. Heinrich, Lou (12 March 2014), "lip lit: tiddas", lip