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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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 aga ask her “Whuh-huh? The Secrets come out. Totally not what I typically read – but it grew on me.

All of the characters are connected by the main character, Aya, as she assists and helps them through their various dilemmas and daily issues. Fun graphic novel following the lives and loves of three young women in Cote D’Ivoire. I could very well envision this story as a soap opera or sitcom. She grew up during a time of great prosperity in the Ivory Coast.

Aya can pretty much be summed up with the two-page interview with the author from the afterword. Want to Read saving…. She is a very driven and independent, which is certainly highlighted throughout the novel.

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. Show the world what comic books are for, how to use them, and what to avoid! Aya is different than the other women in Yop City because of her dismissal of the task of finding a husband. Nov 26, Kest Schwartzman rated it really liked it.

And some great recipes to boot. Maybe because this was more colorful? Aya nevertheless sets a good example and high standard, as she aspires to be a doctor one day.


Aya of Yop City

Because Aya TOTALLY dangles a bunch of ypp 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. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Fascinating and great artwork to show expression an emotions. Supposedly Aya, by being about yoo every day lives of young middle class women wh I read the introduction uncomfortably.

There’s plenty of humor to be found in these pages, but plenty I personally find upsetting. Gives the feel of a casual glimpse into people’s everyday lives.

Pride of Baghdad Case Study: Ice Haven Case Study: A ovo bi ocijenio kao “it was ok”, ali [I]”did not like it”. Apr 12, Angie rated it really liked it. I picked this sequel up after a few years of reading hundreds and hundreds of comic books and found it to be not at all what I was expecting it to be. With regard to Africa, the media fail in this mission. Ayq becomes pregnant after sleeping with Mamadou, a good looking boy, but a lazy bum. Mar 15, Alexandre Szolnoky rated it really liked it.

Aya of Yop City (Aya #2) by Marguerite Abouet

Nothing is less certain and He works fixing cars and is going to end up taking over the business since the owner is sick. There is a strong sense of pride and dignity, where girls and young women are extremely outspoken about their good looks and ability to attract men, which is very refreshing from a western point of view, except it probably perpetuates all the other parts of society that oppresses women.

Life in Yop City was a fun, relatively quick read that had a lot to offer.

Start your free trial. 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: Abouet knows what she is talking about and it shows.


May 07, Skye Kilaen rated it really liked it Shelves: Her girlfriends help her with the baby while she is working on her dream of opening her own maquis. I read the first Aya book after several years of avoiding comics and really enjoyed it.

That being said, I would have all the same enjoyed this graphic novel even if I hadn’t. 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.

The yol of the joke is misogyny, again and again and again. The second instalment in the Aya series is just as fun and whimsical as the first one. Teen pregnancy prevention tips and resources: Okay, so this ciity a cute book or whatever.

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As many vity became educated, they received more and more power when it came to relationships, especially marriages. I also understand that Abouet was writing this as a sort of soap opera based on her experiences. It is because of this that he goes to Aya and asks her if she is able to teach him about letters. In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by yoop, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of such books in classrooms.

In it, it contains the many contradictions that make up this particular African culture. But, with that said, actually I really enjoyed the book.