Aya

Aya

Love in Yop City

Book - 2013
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When a professor tries to take advantage of Aya, her plans to become a doctor are seriously shaken and she vows to take revenge on the lecherous man, but with a little help from the tight-knit community of Yopougon, Aya comes through these trials stronger than ever.

McMillan Palgrave

THE DRAMATIC CONCLUSION TO THE AYA SERIES

Aya: Love in Yop City comprises the final three chapters of the Aya story, episodes never before seen in English. Aya is a lighthearted story about life in the Ivory Coast during the 1970s, a particularly thriving and wealthy time in the country's history.

While the stories found in Aya: Love in Yop City maintain their familiar tone, quick pace, and joyfulness, we see Aya and her friends beginning to make serious decisions about their future. When a professor tries to take advantage of Aya, her plans to become a doctor are seriously shaken, and she vows to take revenge on the lecherous man. With a little help from the tight-knit community of Yopougon though, Aya comes through these trials stronger than ever.

This second volume of the complete Aya includes unique appendices—recipes, guides to understanding Ivorian slang, street sketches, and concluding remarks from Marguerite Abouet explaining history and social milieu. Inspired by Abouet's childhood, the series has received praise for offering relief from the disaster-struck focus of most stories set in Africa. Aya is the winner of the Best First Album Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival; was nominated for the YALSA's Great Graphic Novels list; and was included on "best of" lists from The Washington Post, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal.



Publisher: New York, N.Y. ; Montrǎl, Quebec : Drawn & Quarterly, c2013
Edition: First paperback edition
Description: 328 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781770460928
1770460926
Branch Call Number: Abou
Additional Contributors: Oubrerie, Clément
Dascher, Helge 1965-

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louba23
Feb 18, 2016

AYA is the best comic book and story written in Africa that I've read so far. I grew up in Africa and the book is very realistic about life in Africa . The book is told in a funny way and all the characters are interesting . I read it in just two days. There is also the movie called AYA and I recommend it to anyone who liked AYA in yop city

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blue_wolf_1557
Jul 07, 2015

This book is very interesting it has so many twists and turns it keeps you glued until you finish it. It made me want more of the writers books about Aya and all her friends and family.

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