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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Earth makes contact with an alien race-and G. A Delight of Jun 24, Nore rated it liked it Shelves: I really enjoyed reading about the social structure in Aya’s village and the traditions centered around childbirth and raising children, where the phrase “it takes a village” r This is an excellent graphic novel and a rich story of life in a culture I know little to nothing about.

Seth’s Daily Graphic Novel Recommendation 133: Aya, Life In Yop City

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Educationan ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise ays. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization; adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

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Javascript is required to view comments normally. Use old embed code. Discuss how each of the characters stands out: Adjoua becomes pregnant after sleeping with Mamadou, a good looking boy, but a lazy bum.

The film was co-directed by Abouet and Oubrerie and was produced by Autochenille Production, the studio responsible for the film adaptation of Joann Sfar ‘s The Rabbi’s Cat. Comics Are Great Campfire Mug.

All images c Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie. Archived from the original on While the supplementary material at the back of the book suggested it had been ayx for non-Ivoirians, and the interview with Marguerite Abouet suggests that it represents a world seen through llife both because she is writing about her childhood and because she is writing about a time remembered as a “golden age” although it was unsustainable from the start, lire on a quick cash-out rather than real development if I can use such a loaded wordit certainly seems real and interesting, if you like soap opera, or, Citt guess, Nollywood my experience of which is limitedor, well, gossip.


Pride of Baghdad Case Study: Why were they such good friends? The story takes place in Yopougon -Koute, which is a large suburb of Abidjan, the economic capital of the Ivory Coast.

This boom led to the creation of the middle class. It’s also filled with proverbs. May 07, Skye Kilaen rated it really liked it Shelves: The artwork I originally thought was sloppy but as I continued the story started to find it qya. JOE is on the front lines! Library of Congress can be found at http: Life in Yop City themes include:.

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The men were not monsters, but product of a culture that prizes woman’s fertility and looks hm, like american media. Sep 08, Kaitlin Mooney rated it it was amazing Shelves: Life in Yop City March 27, Just as the main characters in Aya, Life in Yop City face issues that range from the most superficial teenage spats to questions of their aspirations being limited by their gender, so too did our discussion range from larger sociopolitical realities evinced by the nuanced characters and stories in the book, to the pert and twinkling humor throughout.

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Because Aya TOTALLY dangles a bunch of heavy shit in front of the audience — violence, class struggle, gay rights, gender roles, capitalism, despotism, and domestic abuse — and then plays the whole thing off like a sitcom.


It has been adapted into an animated film in by the same authors.

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I mean, on some level Abouet has to be basically aware of the audience that she’s writing for, and that this book is going to fuck with us, so that when we ask her “Whuh-huh?

Archived copy as title link. Aya exists in the US as two volumes, each containing three of the original graphic albums in which the series originally appeared. Apr 30, Kerry rated it liked it Shelves: Aya best portrays this sense of community ata her relationships with others.

Aya: Life in Yop City

Published September 4th by Drawn and Quarterly first published His father seems to be very hard on him, but at the same time Moussa is extremely lazy and does not really do much. With this rise in wealth for a portion of the country, many were able to send their children to school, especially peasants. 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.

Her girlfriends help her with the baby while she is working on her dream of opening her own maquis. Refresh and try again. I loved having this story as a graphic novel because the illustrations really made it come alive for me.

She is very different than her two friends, Adjoua and Bintou. Jun 02, Steph rated it it was amazing Shelves: Play in new window. To ask other readers questions about Ayaplease sign up.