The thesis engages in comparison of a native and white female in Southern Africa, as shown in the novels The Grass Is Singing (1950), The Golden Notebook (1962), and Children of Violence (1952-1969) by author Doris Lessing. The works show a deviation from a stereotipical feminine female in the image of African females. Instead, they present us with modern and neurotic white females that are yet to discover and accept themselves. Until then, they cannot identify themselves with the role of a mother and wife, nor be fulfilled by social involvement. The works emphasise the feeling of being lost that these women, who deny their sexual physicality and femininity (the gender image which is associated with physicality), know so well. All three individuals meet the issue of rejecting Native Africans, which represents the cognition of the Other. The Golden Notebook and Children of Violence protagonists oppose racism which shows the standpoint of the author, who often seems to portray a part of herself through autobiographic motives in the characters.