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Mummy is a Killer Paperback – 22 Nov 2012
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A harrowing memoir of a young girl who lost her brother and sister at the hands of her own mother
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'Why did you leave me? Why did you get messed up with all of those drugs? Why did you kill my brother and sister? Didn’t you love us enough?’
Nikkia Roberson has been asking these questions for most of her life. But how else do you cope when your mentally ill mother has killed your little brother and sister by scalding them with boiling water?
This is the harrowing true story of how one little girl lost her family in the worst possible way. But it’s also the ultimate tale of forgiveness.
Follow Nikkia on her heartbreaking journey, as she attempts to find answers and rekindle a relationship with her mother behind the gates of a secure psychiatric hospital.
Deeply moving, Mummy is a Killer proves that love really is the strongest emotion of all.
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These young children were hot, thirsty and hungry as their Mum had not given them anything since lunchtime. Resourceful as ever, Nikkia turned on the hose to give her siblings some water to drink. They carried on playing and every now and again banging on the door to be let in, asking for food. As the sun went down these little ones just sat on the steps too tired and hungry to do anything else but wait and hope to eventually be let in the apartment. Eventually a bleary eyed Mum came to the door where they rushed in to the kitchen and gobbled down some noodles that Nikkia prepared for the 3 of them. After this Mum hurried them to bed, all three cuddled in together.
As the story unfolds we read of all the responsibility that Nikkia has for her little brother and sister. We learn that their Mother is a drug addict, that she swings from being sort of normal and being great to be around, to then becoming mean and angry as is she is possessed.
Nikkia is most comfortable when she is with her Grandmother who only lives about ½ a mile away. Grandma hails from southern USA in Augusta, Georgia. Days spent with Grandma were the best, the happiest and where Nikkia was able to make some friends. She used to hate it when she heard her Mum's car pull up to take them all back to Brentwood.
Then, one day after the kids had stayed for a week at Grandma's house, their Mum drove up in the car which was full of stuff and she announced they were not going back to Brentwood, they were going to a new home!
Unfortunately for Nikki and the little ones, this new home was a lot farther away from their beloved Grandma, it was a homeless shelter in Belport, Long Island, New York. Although the kids liked the new place because there was a park in the complex complete with a small playground and there were loads of other kids to play and make friends with, their Mum became even meaner and the siblings suffered several beatings. The drug taking got worse there and whenever someone knocked on their door, their Mum made them all hide.
Before long, they had made friends with another family who lived in an apartment opposite. They had a 5yo daughter Jess, and another baby on the way.Nikki and her brother and sister were often left there to be looked after. One such time was while Jess' Mum was in hospital having the baby and the Dad was looking after them that this man sexually assaulted Nikki.
As the story goes on, we read of what a pitiful and dismal life these children have and how because of how she is, Nikki's Mum kills Momo and Mellie. We go with Nikki on her journey of survival and how she desperately wants to find the answers to all that happened. She wants to try and help her Mother and have a relationship with her. Is this poor girl banging her head against a brick wall? In meeting and living with her biological Father make things better? I am not going to spoil the book by telling you but be assured this is a VERY brave girl and a brilliant example to others who find themselves in a similar situation..
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