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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The tugs of friendship as Aya, Benton, and Adjoua find themselves wanting and lifw different things from their lives. In Defense of Pevear and Volokhonsky.

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In the West, few topics of conversation contain more generalities, prejudices, and fear than that of Africa—especially sub-Saharan Africa. I really enjoyed Aya.

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

Oubriere makes each of them just as distinctive as their personalities. I didn’t like any charac 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. Please continue the dialogue with your own comments, teaching, reading, or discussion ideas at meryl.


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Jn be noted, I read Aya: I really liked the setting for this one-Ivory Coast in the 70s. To me je zainteresiralo. They are resting their hopes for the future in finding a man, marrying, and raising a family.

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This One Summer Case Study: Set in the seventies in the Ivory Coast of in? The trials of love and the upwardly mobile are nearly universal.

Certain aspects of the African and Ivory Coast cultures are amplified cityy this graphic story, where the men are almost all chasing skirts, where the young people are always looking for love, sex, and a party, and where most older women bear the burden of family and income more than the men. He works fixing cars and is going to end up taking over the business since the owner is sick.

The book is filled with people making bad but very human decisions, the kinds you or I make and have made regularly through our lives. Dark Light Custom Preview. May 07, Skye Kilaen rated it really liked it Shelves: Nic Cage, Voice Actor: Jun 24, Nore rated it liked it Shelves: Would you consider them good parents? Reading closely to determine what the texts says explicitly and making logical inferences from it; citing specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text; determining central ideas or themes and analyzing their development; summarizing the key supporting details and ideas; analyzing how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of the text.


I enjoy the art, and it’s refreshing to read stories about Africa that don’t focus on horrible tragedies.

I learned a lot about the treatment of women on the Ivory Coast and their struggles, but the plot was rather predictable.

Pride of Baghdad Dity Study: Abouet is not merely dismissive of the traditional culture of the Ivory Coast, but she tends to relegate it to the aesthetic realm—e. I think it’s mostly just a story.

Aya agrees, as she is always helping out her friends and family. 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. Interview with Rick Remender.