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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What a lovely synchronistic chance that this came to our bookshop! He begins to work for his father. A rollicking soap opera with many moving parts.

This illuminates this very distinct time period in African history. With only one book coming out per year, I’d prefer to have the bulk of the main narrative wrapped up, if only so that I finished the book feeling satisfied on some level.

Aya of Yop City

Aya’s friend Adjoua has a new baby, and everybody’s pitching in to help take care of him, although he looks rather less like the purported father than like an irresponsible bounder by the name of Mamadou. As noted in the introduction, however, there are no doubt, ov that will aay well served with the content, language and structure of this story, as well as its glimpse at life in the s Ivory Coast. From living in the same area to getting involved in the family business, as Moussa did, the people of Yop City truly value the family unit.

This is like looking for a machete in a manioc field.

Aya: Life in Yop City

Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in ov. How might they be growing together or growing apart based on their different goals? This causes a great deal of friction with Bintou, who must now find another love interest. Dec 30, Rosalind rated it it was amazing.


The reader is a passive observer of the actions as they unfold, the subplot stories of the various characters are told through limited narrative full of slang and Ckty references along with bright colorful images, giving the story a very real and local feel. Life in Yop City is a vibrant, beautifully drawn and colored story that can be the source of many debates and conversations.

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

One ended up saddled with a baby and no real father to provide for her and her child, and the other finds herself continually duped by men who will play her for a fool and there are apparently a lot of this type of man in Ivory Coast. They are resting their hopes for the future in finding a man, marrying, and raising a family.

Only when I went to record it, did I see that this is 2 in the series. Add the first question. It’s quite good and there are lots of laughs. The drawings are suited to the story, but I find the bug-eyedness of the drawn people rather off putting as it makes them look a little alien-like.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Aya of Yop City. Mar 08, Sara-Jayne rated it really liked it. Navigating meddling relatives and neighbours, the girls spend a last summer of their childhood on the sun-warmed streets of Yop City – sneaking out for yopp at open-air bars, strong solibra beer, chicken in peanut sauce and avoiding at all costs the scandal pages of the Calamity Morning. Edit Storyline In warm Ivory Coast’s working-class district of Abidjan or Yop City, the nineteen-year-old aspiring doctor, Aya, dreams of finishing her studies despite her father’s opposition.


Her two friends, Bintou and Adjoua, are more typical of Abidjan teens.

Feb 20, Michael rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: To be noted, I read Aya: Supposedly Aya, by being about the every day lives of young middle class women who are worried about family infidelity and finding love but not about where their next meal is going to come from or whether the state they live in will collapse, works against stereotypes about Africa, but if the setting is presented as an exception, thanks to “Western” influence, then that only reinforces some of the most pernicious stereotypes “Westerners” have about exploited countries and people: Fun graphic novel following the lives and loves of three young women in Cote D’Ivoire.

Le tout bien mis en valeur par les graphismes. Published September 4th by Drawn and Quarterly first published Aya takes care of Adjoua’s son the majority of the time and is always helping Adjoua while trying to keep up with her schoolwork at the same time.

Because charming is a word that is commonly used by people to complement a guy. Definitely recommend this one!

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.