'I am "mongrel"- I am of two worlds in almost every way. It is a very lonely position ... you can never again belong totally to either of the cultures you grew up in. You will always remain an outsider' . While one is aware of a regard for identity in community living which is part of the 'faa-Samoa', Wendt does not accept the faa-Samoa as perfect.
Hulston, Denis, A Note on Albert Wendt's Flying-Fox in a Freedom Tree, Kunapipi, 2(1), 1980.