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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 Best Books of With only one book coming out per year, I’d prefer to cihy the bulk of the main narrative wrapped up, if only so that I finished the book feeling satisfied on some level.

I just ot this graphic novel series. From the superheroes who have changed popular culture on 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.

For the French film, see Aya of Yop City film. Her two friends, Bintou and Adjoua, are more typical ays Abidjan teens. 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.

Mar 15, Alexandre Szolnoky rated it really liked it. Totally not what I typically read – but it grew on me. May 07, Leslie Reese rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He works fixing cars and is going to end up taking over the business since the owner is sick. Navigating meddling relatives and neighbours, the girls spend a last summer of their childhood on the sun-warmed streets of Og City – sneaking out for dancing at open-air bars, strong solibra beer, chicken in peanut sauce and avoiding at all costs the aay pages of the Calamity Morning.

Aya is different than the other women in Yop City because yo her dismissal of the task of finding a husband. Drawn and Quarterly Gallimard. I’m trying to be open-minded, Abouet, but that doesn’t mean I totally believe you either.


In the middle ayw an impoverished Ivory Coast community in the ‘s. In this the 2nd installment of a series of graphic novels written by Marguerite Abouet and illustrated by Clement Ouberie, the plot from the 1st yoop thickens and this one ends with a great soap-operatic cliff-hanger! Comics-Related Movies Directed by Women.

Aya tells the story of its nineteen-year-old heroine, the clear-sighted and bookish Aya, and her carefree and fun-loving friends Adjoua and Bintou. What I liked least about this book is that it doesn’t end – Abouet has apparently decided that since Aya is now a series, she can throw in a cliffhanger at the end of this book and leave a mystery romance subplot dangling indefinitely.

This boom led to the creation of the middle class.

Feb 20, Michael rated it ata was amazing Recommends it for: It is also an exploration of class and gender politics of s Abidjan. May 22, Robert Weinstein rated it really liked it.

Aya of Yop City

It takes a while to learn to differentiate between the characters and know who’s who. Aya is a year-old girl.

She is very different than her two friends, Adjoua and Bintou. Life in Yop Wya prepares the characters for the great people they will become in later books. 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.

Aya represents the push pf 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. In it, the interviewer who acknowledges their bias, after the fact is insistent that Abouet admit that there’s a political undercurrent to her work.

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

Stuck Rubber Baby Case Study: Only when I went to record it, did I see that this is 2 in the series. Search for ” Aya de Yopougon ” on Amazon. I liked this one but I think I enjoyed the first one more.

She grew up during a time of great prosperity in the Ivory Coast. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Yes No Report this. This page was last edited on 1 Septemberat This combination of influences created a unique culture where traditional African culture meshed with modern Western ideals. They are resting their hopes for the future in finding a man, marrying, and raising a family. But dang, these are not experiences I would ever want to have myself firsthand! And I get Abouet’s point, but I also kind of think she’s trying to have her cake and eat it too.


I just wanted to tell a story of my childhood and make it into a soap opera. Teen pregnancy prevention tips and resources: 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. Discuss how Aya and her mother were similar and different, especially when it came to dealing with Ignace and his infidelities.

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. Dec 28, Aneesa S.

Well, really this story tells very little about Aya I see her as being more of a foil for her friends than an actual person inhabiting these ciyy, but maybe that will change as the The second in a series translated from French, this graphic novel details the life story of a teenage girl growing up in a working class neighbourhood of Abidjan Ivory Coast in the s prior to the current issues of civil war, corruption and economic collapse that this country has faced for the last 30 years. Supposedly Aya, by being about the every day lives of young middle class women wh I read the introduction uncomfortably.

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