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'The above passage is striking not only for the embodied, epidermal associations of Indigeneity (‘sun-tanned’), but also for the concordance of Noonuccal’s ‘double existence’ with transnational discourses of Blackness that come before and after her. One reads in this passage a similarity to both W.E.B. Du Bois’ ‘double consciousness’ and a popular contemporary iteration expressed in the phrase ‘walking in two worlds’. ' (Introduction)


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    An Aborigine is ‘by day a replica of a white Australian, slightly, sometimes heavily sun-tanned, who is taught to respect and accept the same Anglo-Saxon heroes as his or her peers; at night, a ‘real’ person with their own cultural identity. I have named this double existence ‘the super hero syndrome’.’ — Oodgeroo Noonuccal

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