The condition of a native is a nervous condition. Jean-paul sartre, form the introduction to frantz fanon"s the wretched of the earth. In the context of colonization, a native is an indigenous inhabitant of the colonized land (aboriginal peoples, africans in africa) Exploration of ideology and what it works to conceal. Reworking of bildungsroman (or novel of education, coming of age tale) Investigation of the politics of space (colonial space) Novel ends in 1980 just as rhodesia becomes zimbabwe. A land locked state in south-central africa, bounded by south africa, Moderate climate, fertile soil and rich mineral deposits attracted many waves of migration. Not a crude marxism that explains everything directly through economics. A subtle materialism that highlights complex historical currents and how they shape individual lives, in spite of, and concealed by, ideology of individualism e. g. fairy tale. Assumes that progress lies in capabilities and actions (free will) of individuals. Hard work and determination sufficient to conquer.