Sour: My Story : A Troubled Girl from a Broken Home. the Brixton Gang She Nearly Died for. the Baby She Fought to Live for. Paperback
They call me Sour. The opposite of sweet. Shanking, stabbing, steaming, robbing, I did it all, rolling with the Man Dem.
I did it because I was bad. I did it because I had heart. And the reason I reckon I got away with it for so long? Because I was a girl.SOUR is the true story of a former Brixton gang girl, drug dealer and full-time criminal.
A member of the Younger 28s, a notorious gang that terrorised the postcodes around Brixton in the 90s, Sour escapes a troubled family life to immerse herself in the street life of likking and linking.
She never leaves her house without a knife. At the age of fifteen, she stabs an innocent man in the street, earning her unrivalled respect and `Top-Dog' status amongst her crew.
She believes she is invincible.But the consequences of her actions are soon to catch up with her.
Waking for the second time in two weeks in a hospital bed, to the news that she is pregnant, she realises it's time to turn her life around.
Motherhood will be a rude awakening, but it may also be her saving grace.Told with raw emotions and ferocious honesty, this is the real, on-the-record, story of one woman's descent down the rabbit hole of gangland, and her efforts, as a daughter, mother and girlfriend, to claw herself out.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 28/08/2014
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780007565047