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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Before the soon-to-follow political and economic upheaval, Yop City in the s was an exciting and hopeful time, an exception to the mostly negative changes occurring in Africa. I’ve read Love in Yop City before I never reviewed it, so I’ll be re-reading it for that and my thoughts haven’t really changed – as interesting as I find it, as much as I enjoy reading about other cultures and appreciate the communal spirit evident in Abouet’s book, Yop City in the late s is not somewhere I’d want to live as a woman.

All of the characters are connected by the main character, Aya, as she assists and helps them through cihy various dilemmas and daily issues. This is such an illuminating and significant graphic novel that illustrates life in the Ivory Coast during the 70s for an kn teen. The wedding between Moussa and Adjoua is canceled when they discover the child is not Moussa’s.


On top of that, it unveils a culture unique to a 20 year period and now lost to that era in history. Aya is a year-old girl. December Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Seth’s Daily Graphic Novel Recommendation 133: Aya, Life In Yop City

Jul 26, Emily rated it liked it Shelves: Dec 30, Rosalind rated it it was amazing. In the West, few topics of conversation contain more generalities, prejudices, and fear than that of Africa—especially sub-Saharan Africa. I’m lifd if I’ll read the next volume.

Discuss how effective his method is. Jul 03, Annie added it.

Yeah, but like this is from a golden moment in Ivory Coast’s past. Show ComicsVerse some Love! And there’s a section at the end that I think of as the “You Just Don’t Get Us” section, where the Ivory Coast characters speak to audience directly about how the stuff that we Westerners think is fucked up is just not fucked up for them, because they have different values and oh, here’s some recipes for chicken.

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With so many neighbors and family members going through similar situations, they get used to these soap operas. Life in Yop City ciyt include:. The whole thing makes me tired and stressed out.

Aya: Life in Yop City

Dec 03, Aine rated it it was amazing Shelves: The original French albums were published by Gallimard between and The Killing Joke Case Study: It 1 knows aga people are people and will do good and bad things, often on the turn of a dime, and 2 presumes the reader intelligent enough to draw their own conclusions. A Bill Maher Tale.


Dec 28, Aneesa S. ComicsVerse is committed to doing podcasts on graphic novels! Nic Cage, Voice Actor: Retrieved from ” https: Rather than drive out European populations and influences, those ties were welcomed and strengthened—and the wealth and assistance of France helped the economy boom in particular ways. Comics Are Great Enamel Pin. On the other hand, the other women in the novel do not seem to be as concerned as Aya with changing their roles in society through pursuing an education and a professional level career.

Life in Yop City is a vibrant, beautifully drawn and colored story that can be the source yp many yyop and conversations. Use old embed code.

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So fun and interesting! Discuss the roles of Ivorian men and women in the s, citing specific examples from the text.

Okay, so this is a cute book or whatever.