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Editorial

The best of 2020

Since it’s a time for looking back as well as looking forward, we wanted to share with you some of Adamah’s best articles from 2020, in case you missed them … or to enjoy again.

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Art & CultureCOVID-19FamilyLatest

Bendiciones

Ida Nieves remembers the Latino Christmases of her childhood. As 2020’s celebrations loom, she wishes Bendiciones to all but already misses the hugs!

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Art & CultureHistoryLatestThought-provoking

The making of the great British Christmas

(8 minute read)
The feast described in carols and schmaltzy TV adverts is a complicated patchwork of cultures constantly evolving, as Adam Brocklehurst reveals.

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FamilyLifestyleSocial Issues

Happy Thanksgiving!

(3 minutes) But what on earth is this most American of celebrations all about? Keith Stanfield pens a modern and very personal ode of gratitude to the “land of the free and the home of the brave”

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Art & CultureHistory

Dallying shepherds and muscular Christs: the Pre-Raphaelites as mental wellbeing

(6 minute read)
Adam Brocklehurst believes art can still offer us inspiration in our lockdown state.

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Lifestyle

Starting over …

(7 minute read)
Monica Amendola reveals the challenges and surprises of starting a new life as a foreigner in Brexit Britain.

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Art & CultureHistory

Did I really see what I think I saw? Optical illusion in historical and contemporary art

(6 minute read)
Seeing is believing – if you can believe what you see. Carolyn Morrison discovers an art form which makes us “think anew about what we see and how we see it.”

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HistorySocial IssuesThought-provoking

Nigeria at 60: A future yet to flower

(6 minute read)
Joshua Nwachukwu casts an eye over the light and shadows which mark Nigeria’s 60th anniversary as a modern independent nation.

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Art & CultureHistory

A traveller in the village called Rome

(4 minute read)
Leonardo Franchi contrasts the simple lanes of village life in rural Italy with the panting heart of the Eternal City, and finds they have much in common.

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Art & CultureCOVID-19

The party’s over, and why this might be just what Nigeria needs

(7 minute read)
Joshua Nwachukwu investigates the extraordinary cult of celebration in African society, and suggests the pandemic may have forced much-needed change.

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