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.