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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Aya shows her friends and her parents that ayya old way is not necessarily the best way. We learn about how difficult life in this suburb is for everyone and how each of the characters tries to make do.

Aya: Life in Yop City

Education, along with other social influences, made many, mostly women, aware of their rights. Just liff moment while ni sign you in to your Goodreads account. The original French albums were published by Gallimard between and For example, Parisian styles are frequently mentioned as is that fact that young men and women often go to Paris to seek their fortunes, but many come back.

This is kinda a soap opera type book, they dangle some issues in front of you that are just issues and characters just seem to deal with them and not make a big fuss, which I felt was annoying. Theirs is a moment of burgeoning freedom, and a large part of the fun of this book is watching as the young women contend with the values of their parents and elders while forging their own identities in a rapidly changing social and economic landscape.


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Looking forward to reading Aya: Aug 03, Renee rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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 barbs and lunacy keep the spirit pretty light-hearted. Her male counterpart, Hevre, is also a good role model; a hardworking man who takes Aya’s advice seriously, becomes a mechanic, owns his own garage, start to learn to read and write, and save money.

In a period where a lot of our fiction reads as pedagogy, it’s kind of refreshing to run into something that doesn’t pull a GI Joe where “knowing is half the battle. It is either A an intentional mindfuck or B borderline sociopathic. Life in Yop City is a pseudo-memoir comic book taking place in Ivory Coast inbasically right aua they gained independence yoo France and had a booming albeit briefly economy.

JOE is on the front lines! I really enjoyed Aya. Readers interested in African culture, and specifically Ivorian will enjoy this book.

Language, Literature and Language Usage Search, find, and discuss the use of metaphor throughout the book. When it is born, it belongs to everyone. 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. At work he tends to hit on the women workers, and is always being yelled at by his father.


This boom led to the creation of the middle class.

She is completely uninterested in men and would rather take care of Bobby and work towards her future. Refresh and try again. You are commenting using your Twitter aay. Earth makes contact with an alien race-and G.

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This series is cute, in a ckty. Adjoua becomes pregnant after sleeping with Mamadou, a good looking boy, but a lazy bum. Copy and paste the HTML below into your website:. I learned a lot about the treatment of women on the Ivory Coast and their struggles, but the plot was rather predictable. On the other hand, the other women in the novel yp not seem to be as concerned as Aya with changing their roles in society through pursuing an education and a professional level career.

Specifically, the story takes place in Yopougon-Koute, or Yop City for short.

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