Why I'm Here

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Set in South Africa in the 90s, Why I'm Here is the story of immigrant girl Stanley Rubino and her circle of friends. Growing up in a world filled with injustice, coming from a broken home, Stanley knows what she wants and doesn't take crap from anyone. Armed with boxing gloves and a love of poetry, she refuses to let anything destroy her faith in the Goddess of friendship she has believed in ever since she was a little girl. But when her best friend betrays her trust, the ground falls out from underneath the young woman's feet. Seven years later...Anxious, paranoid, nearly thirty and with nothing to show for it, she has to learn how to live all over again.
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  • By Alyssa Moore
    Apr 27, 2016
    The story of an Italian girl and her friends who grow up in South Africa during the end of Apartheid times. The social alienation theme is relevant and real for expats living far from home...I could really relate. Finding your identity as a woman is hard enough without having to deal with shitty parents, violence, death and drugs. But the protagonist, Stanley, manages quite well with the help of her friends. The characters are very real! From the endearing Irish Catholic priest to Stanley's girlfriends from England and Canada, to the crazy German divorced lady who loves to swear. The author has a very particular voice. Simple and powerful. She captures the essence of friendship as she portrays the love between Stanley and her best friend Kama. A must read for everyone who loves coming of age novels.
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December 13, 2015
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