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Quotation by Doris Lessing
When old settlers say "One has to understand the country," what they mean is, "You have to get used to our ideas about the native." They are saying, in effect, "Learn our ideas, or otherwise get out; we don't want you."
Doris Lessing (b. 1919), British novelist. The Grass is Singing, ch. 1 (1950).
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