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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So, it aa too surprising that I was a little disoriented at first. Either way, it’s pretty and all, but I think I would rather play outside. May 22, Robert Weinstein rated it really liked it.

This illuminates this pf distinct time period in African history. Want to Read saving…. The original French albums were published by Gallimard between and Rounding down to three stars for the abrupt ending; fortunately, you’re most likely to read this volume as part of an omnibus, as I did, so you can move right along to the third in the series.

Crossing International Borders Advisory: Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: The artwork in this graphic novel set in Cote d’Ivoire makes this book worth reading. Got this from the library today but I didn’t realize it was the second in the series! Mar 15, Alexandre Szolnoky rated it really liked it. Feb 20, Michael rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Love stories in Yopougon, a neighborhood of the Ivory Coast capital.


The illustrations are spectacular. I unde 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.

Years later, after becoming a novelist for young adults, Abouet was drawn to telling the story of the world she remembered Marguerite Abouet was born in ypp Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in Western Africa. Oct 27, Colona Public Library rated it liked it Shelves: Even better, the cartoonist, through the characters she has created Aya, a serious- minded high school student, and her two fickle friends Bintou and Adjouasucceeds in yoo from the general to the particular, the portrait of the particular district of Yopougon being a possible extrapolation of the whole African continent, at least as it was three decades ago.

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wya Discuss how Aya and her mother were similar and different, especially when it came to dealing with Ignace and his infidelities. Here’s my full review: Use the HTML below. Nov 16, the gift rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 08, Sara-Jayne rated it really liked it.


May 07, Skye Kilaen rated it really liked it Shelves: The art was wonderful and expressive. An easy insight into an area of the world I know very little about.

Dec 16, Hannah rated it really liked it. Trivia French visa delivered on The Best Books of Overall, would recommend, but it’s not amazing.

At the end of the day, it was a delightfully fun read. Gives the feel of a casual glimpse into people’s everyday lives.

Aya: Life in Yop City

While mature content may cause some concern, this book provides a fascinating look at a different culture, in which diversity was frowned upon and women and men had distinct roles, and an era during which women began to hope for more.

His father seems to be very hard on him, but at the same time Moussa is extremely lazy and does not really do much. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually…as well as in words; delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence; analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take CCSS.