19 Head, A Woman Alone, p.14.
South Africa is an intensely lonely, intensely sad country For one thing an apathy and a passiveness overcome you and you get into the dangerous state of mind of being wrapped up in your own troubles and miseries . You cannot think. You cannot live. It's just yourself all the time Every white face that you see passing by churns you up till you could just cry to be delivered from this unceasing torment of hate, hate, hate.