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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A film adaptation, Aya of Yop Citywas released in May Aya of Yop City is the second of three books in the Abouet’s Aya series, each based on the same characters. 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.

Abouet and Oubrerie make a great team. But most of the time, the personal was excitingly political, the drawings were fun, and “Western influence” presented itself mainly in the form of a lousy liar pretending he was from Paris to get women to sleep with him More By and About This Author.

I greatly appreciated reading the book. The wedding between Moussa and Adjoua is canceled when they discover the child is not Moussa’s. I just wanted to tell a story of my childhood and make it into a soap opera. With regard to Africa, the media fail in this mission. League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Looking forward to reading Aya: When she got fired she called Ignace every night before he went to sleep at his actually house.

In it, it contains the many contradictions that make up this particular African culture. There are many cultural references to the s. I don’t think it was done poorly, but it wasn’t my cup of tea.

I like how all older woman are called tanties aunt and the older men called tontons uncle. It is because of this that he goes to Aya and asks her if she is able to teach him about letters.


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

Dec 03, Aine rated it it was amazing Shelves: Women began fighting back against legislation which was aimed at sexual inequality and often succeeded in doing so. The Secrets come out.

I feel there off too many storylines and people that weren’t fully developed and I found it hard to engage with any of them. But, in the end, even though you will not have oyp the time of your life, you will not have wasted your time, which is not that bad after all.

Written by Nick Riganas. Open Preview See a Problem? No trivia or quizzes yet. Supposedly Aya, by being about the every day lives of young middle class women wh I read the introduction uncomfortably.

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Aya of Yop City

I actually think it’s still a nice place to live. Nov 16, the gift rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 27, Colona Public Library rated it liked it Shelves: And by the same token, I’m not going to act like I have any ground to stand on if I attempt to call bullshit. An easy insight into an area of the world I know very little about.

I was sure it was 1. Evaluate the friendships between the three girls.

As for the graphic novel format – This is a graphic novel style along the lines of an Asterix or a Tintin without the crazy adventure. All the facts you need to explain comic art on one handy tote bag! Mar 08, Sara-Jayne rated it really liked it. The sitcom-style storytelling gives the reader very clear points where the characters have done or said something worthy of a laugh track—which is a style I can appreciate for its drama and kitsch, except Jul 03, Annie added it.

Jun 15, Crystal Starr Light rated it liked it Shelves: Aya balances the nostalgic power of the Ivory Coast in the s with the personal drives, aspirations, and habits of its characters. Life in Yop City themes include: Jun 30, Aaron rated it really liked it. And I get Abouet’s point, but I also kind of think she’s trying to have her cake and eat it too.


That being said, I would have all the same enjoyed this graphic novel even if I hadn’t. Both Aya books were good, but the 2nd one was much more complex, running several story lines simultaneously, based on character knowledge acquired during the more conventional and slower-paced first book. This is an interesting insight into the Ivory Coast of the 70’s – when the country was experiencing an economic boom – and a cultural history of sorts.

Modes of Storytelling and Visual Literacy. 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. 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 moving 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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At the end of the day, it was a delightfully fun read. I highly recommend this book to people from the ages of fifteen and over that like to learn about how people from different continents may live their lives.

The Killing Joke Case Study: Retrieved from ” https: The Ivory Coast is as an island of relative wealth and stability in West Africa.