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Adam Lee

I'm a writer and a researcher who has spent the past two decades studying foreign cultures, with a focus on Brazil. Having taught myself a few foreign languages, I put them to practical use by going to live abroad on a budget, contemplating my old life in the New World and my new life in the Old. I now reside in the Mediterranean, writing and working for a startup while dreaming about building my own home in the tropics.

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Latest posts by Adam Lee

14 February 2017

Should Brazil Boycott Traditional Carnival Songs With Sexist and Racist Overtones?

"Leaving this song out doesn't make the party less fun and we manage to have a gathering where everyone can really enjoy themselves."

21 August 2016

With Brazil's ‘More Love Between Us’ Project, Women Lean On Each Other

One forward-thinking Bahia-born journalist hatches an online gift economy project with an important difference — it's exclusively for women.

30 July 2016

Pampulha Ensemble, Precursor to Brasilia, Gets UNESCO World Heritage Status

The Pampulha Ensemble, as well as Brazil's capital Brasília, were designed by the country's late-great modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer.

21 July 2016

A Protection Ritual to ‘Close the Body’ Links Different Religious Traditions in Brazil

The "closing of the body" is supposed to ward off evil. Followers of the Afro-Brazilian religions of Candomblé and Umbanda as well as some Catholics practice the ritual.

31 May 2016

Professor and Political Pundit Kidnapped and Shot in Mozambique’s Capital

Expressing opinions about political life is an increasingly dangerous activity in Mozambique. Yet another academic, José Jaime Macuane, has been kidnapped and shot—but thankfully not killed—in the streets of Maputo.

15 March 2016

Should Brazilian Students Study Portuguese Literature?

While some argue that respected authors from Portugal are being axed from the curriculum, others say priority should be given to the literature of Portuguese Africa and Latin America.

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