Mama Didn't Raise This Woman

is the story of a girl finding her way throughout various stages of her life with an emotionally and physically absent mother. In a time when the absentee father epidemic served as the blame for society’s woes, Naja constantly wondered why she felt rejected considering she was not among the popular "statistic". As she aged, Naja learned more about why her mother could not love her as she needed, but never resolved why she was required to do without the one person she believed could redeem her. After years of questioning her place in a world where her own mother rejected her, Naja learns that her testimony will help other motherless children navigate through life knowing that they do indeed belong.

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Njeri B. Maldonado

      Njeri Maldonado is a New Orleans, Louisiana native who loves to spend time with good friends and family while eating good food. She has practiced law for nearly fifteen years and currently serves as a judge.  Njeri lives in the metro Atlanta, Georgia area with her husband Ramon and their four children; three of whom are in college. In addition to writing, Njeri spends her free time volunteering and mentoring youth.

      Njeri authored Mama Didn't Raise This Woman to share her story with other motherless children as encouragement for them to recognize their greatness despite their circumstance.  Njeri also hopes to reach the aunts, older sisters, grandmothers, and mothers of family friends who could positively impact the lives of those who do not experience the natural love we all expect from our mothers.

Upcoming Events

Clayton County Indie Authors Day Festival
October 12th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Ohio Christian University1550 Southlake Pkwy, Morrow, GA 30260

"Beauties & Books"Book Club Discussion
October 19th, 4:00 PM
Smyrna, GA

Vendor for Xavier University's Homecoming
November 6th - 9th
Xavier University of Louisiana

Krewe of Lit Author Showcase
March 28th, 2020
New Orleans, LA

556 Atlanta Kickback Book Fest
July 18th, 2020
Atlanta, GA

Interviews with Njeri

"Meet Njeri Maldonado of Mama Didn’t Raise This Woman in South Fulton"

September 12, 2019

"Author Chat with Mocha Books"

September 7, 2019

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