Aya: Life in Yop City [Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie, Helge Dascher] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Aya is an irresistible comedy . Ivory Coast, It’s a golden time, and the nation, too—an oasis of affluence and stability in West Africa—seems fueled by something wondrous. Aya is loosely. Aya: Life in Yop City by Marguerite Abouet My rating: 4 of 5 stars This French series of graphic novels by Marguerite Abouet and Clément.

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All images c Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie. With this rise in wealth for a portion of the country, many were able to send their children to school, especially peasants.

A ovo bi ocijenio kao “it was ok”, ali [I]”did not like it”. Aya is a year-old girl. It would also appeal to readers of romantic comedy. Aya wants to become a doctor and her father wants her to Yop City is in Ivory Coast in Africa and takes place in the heyday following France leaving as the colonizing government.

Aya: Life in Yop City

Border outside link Electronic Devices Privacy Handbook: Abidjan in the period when Aya’s story is set is painted as a bright exception among African cities, and the reason given for lufe blossoming seems to be French influence. She is a very driven and independent, which is certainly highlighted throughout the novel.

Fun graphic novel following the lives and loves of three young women in Cote D’Ivoire.

Specifically, the story takes place in Yopougon-Koute, or Yop City lfie short. With so many neighbors and family members going through similar situations, they get used to these soap operas. It is the story of the studious and clear-sighted nineteen-year-old Aya, her easygoing friends Adjoua and Bintou, and their meddling relatives and neighbors.


The first two volumes have been adapted in an excellent animated movie. The tugs of friendship as Aya, Benton, and Adjoua find ciy wanting and expecting different things from their lives. Fun Home Case Study: In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of such books in classrooms.

Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie, Aya: Life in Yop City | John Pistelli

Comics Are Great Campfire Mug. Moussa, the son of a wealthy merchant, lives with his domineering, over-nurturing mother and unsympathetic father in a large peachy-pink house that dramatically sticks out from all others.

Why were they such good friends? Years later, after becoming a novelist for young adults, Abouet was drawn to telling the story of the world llife remembered Marguerite Abouet was born in in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in Western Africa.

Abouet, a French citizen since the age of 12, has stated her intention to display a side of African life the Western media rarely portrays: The Anxiety of Alma Fischer: I’ve never read anything before that takes place in the Ivory Coast. The butt of the joke is misogyny, again and again and again.

Aya balances the nostalgic power of the Ivory Coast in the s with the sya drives, aspirations, and habits of its characters. Yeah, but like this is from a golden moment in Ivory Coast’s past.


Aya: Life in Yop City (Aya #) by Marguerite Abouet

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But I am seriously rubbed the wrong way by the extremely lighthearted tone used to share a not-so-lighthearted depiction of her home country, with only a handful of panels in a page volume suggesting even a modicum of the seriousness or gravity ypo many of the situations portrayed call for. Yop City is in Ivory Kife in Africa and takes place in the heyday following France leaving as the colonizing government. However, he does not know how to read and write.

While the storylines of Aya can get pretty serious a guy basically selling his daughter into marriage, coming out of the closet in a culture where that would be dangerous, fake faith healers, rape and sexual assault, adultery, adultery, and more adultery, etc the wit and ykp and lunacy keep the spirit pretty light-hearted.

Use old embed code. She performs many favors for her friends, most notably taking care of Bobby as if he was her own. Open Preview See a Problem? It also might be a totally fucked-up story about a lot of bigger, heavier things, but for some reason it just sort of chooses to make light of all of them because it knows better than me. The book begins with the birth of the son of Moussa and Adjoua.