In this post, we explore Aya: Life in Yop City by Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie’s (Drawn & Quarterly). Aya: Life in Yop City is a novel. Aya of Yop City has ratings and reviews. leynes said: For the residents of Yopougon, everyday life is good. It is the early s, a golden tim. Aya has ratings and reviews. Zanna said: I read the introduction uncomfortably. Abidjan in the period when Aya’s story is set is painted as a bri.

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The book begins with the birth of the son of Moussa and Adjoua. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As many women became educated, they received more and more power when it came to relationships, especially marriages. Oct 06, Doreen Bamanya rated it it was amazing. Abidjan in the period when Aya’s story is set is painted as a bright exception among African cities, and the reason given for its blossoming seems to be French influence.

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

Apr 12, Angie rated it really liked it. Ice Haven Case Study: Books by Marguerite Abouet. Jan 17, Leif rated it really liked it. I enjoy reading about other countries ov cultures, and this was a neat format for it. Start your free trial.

Aya of Yop City

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As the story weaves its tales and subplots, the girls work at easing the tensions and hurts that the developing and intersecting love triangles create. Nov 16, the gift rated it really liked it Shelves: Your son has to give her [Adjodua] money every month.

Alas Ccity beginning to wonder if Cihy is just plain stupid or she thinks extremely high of herself. Africa is a Country. Jul 30, Orla Hegarty rated it really liked it Shelves: Trivia French visa delivered on Jan 20, Alisa rated it really liked it Shelves: Aya is an independent woman who I read the first Aya book after several years of avoiding comics and really enjoyed it.


So, he gave Adjoua and her family one week to figure out who is real father was or else he would take matters into his own hands. Show the world what comic books are for, how to use them, and what to avoid!

Jul 15, Alissa rated it it was amazing. The artwork in this graphic novel set in Cote d’Ivoire makes this book worth reading. Maybe because this was more colorful? Aya represents the push towards raising the standards of women’s contributions to the community, rather than staying consistent with the historical gender role in Yop City, as displayed by the other women.

Aya of Yop City (Aya #2) by Marguerite Abouet

In some instances, instead of using multiple colors, there are spreads where a single color dominates the images for example: It takes a while to learn to aaya between the characters and know who’s who. Le tout bien mis en valeur par les graphismes. Aya contradicts this best, being the emblem of loyalty and honesty in the novel. View Full Version of PW.

Abouet knows what she is talking about and it shows. For example yaa are just a few, there are many: But, Aya lives in a poor West African township during the s, where getting married to a rich man and starting a family is every girl’s aspiration–at least, that’s what Aya’s best friends, Bintou and Adjoua, are hoping for. Marisa Tasser, Jonie Koha. Aya voice Tella Kpomahou As the book opens, we learn that it is summer holidays, and Bintou and Adjoua are intent of going to all the parties they can.


Acting like the ciyy of this series comprise the brightest and most hopeful story ever told about Africa misstates the contents of the books and isn’t a very positive statement about Africa either. May 07, Skye Kilaen rated it really liked it Shelves: Discuss why some pages are multicolored and others are drawn heavily in single colors. Mostly, though, this volume is about the cheerful, communitarian spirit of the place and time it sketches out—a moment of postcolonial African history when people didn’t have a lot of resources Adjoua is entering a beauty contest in the hopes of winning cooking oil for the fritters she sellsbut had high hopes for the future.

And some great recipes to boot. Aya balances the nostalgic power of the Ivory Coast in the s with the personal drives, aspirations, and habits of its characters. Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

There is a yoo sense of pride and dignity, where girls and young women are extremely outspoken about their good looks and ability to attract men, which is ver A rollicking soap opera with many moving parts.

The original cast ayaa characters is back in full force, with a case of questionable paternity fanning the flames of activity in the community.

I really liked the setting for this one-Ivory Coast in the 70s.