When Head first arrives in Botswana, she is mentally unstable and full of rage. She finds the people of Botswana to be refreshing, as they are strikingly different from the people of South Africa. South Africa has a long history of oppression, by the Boers and by the English. Botswana, however, has no such history. While Botswana was a British protectorate, the British had little interest in the territory and considered it worthless..... except as a pathway towards Rhodesian gold. As a result, the sense of rage and oppression in South Africa is absent in Botswana.
A Woman Alone: Autobiographical Writings