Aya
Life in Yop City

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  • Ivory Coast, 1978. It s a golden time, and the nation, too an oasis of affluence and stability in West Africa–seems fuelled by something wondrous. Aya is loosely based upon Marguerite Abouet s youth in Yop City. It is the story of the studious and clear-sighted 19-year old Aya, her easy-going friends Adjoua and Bintou, and their meddling relatives and neighbours. It s wryly funny, breezy account of the simple pleasures and private troubles of everyday life in Yop City. Clément Oubrerie s warm colours and energetic, playful line connect expressively with Marguerite Abouet s vibrant writing. This reworked edition offers readers the chance to immerse themselves in the lively world of Aya and her friends, bringing together the first three volumes of the series in Book One. Drawn & Quarterly will release volumes four through six of the original French series (as yet unpublished in English) in Book Two. Aya is the winner of the Best First Album award at the Angouleme International Comics Festival, the Children s Africana Book Award, and the Glyph Award; was nominated for the Quill Award, the YALSA s Great Graphic Novels list, and the Eisner Award; and was included on best of lists from The Washington Post, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal.

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Product Description

  • Artist
    Clement Oubrerie  
    Author
    Marguerite Abouet  
    Binding
    trade paperback  
    Cat No.
    2627571  
    EAN
    978177046082952495  
    Genre
    Drama  
    ISBN
    9781770460829  
    Publisher
    Drawn & Quarterly  
    Series
    Independents  
    Type
    Graphic Novels  
  • Ivory Coast, 1978. It s a golden time, and the nation, too an oasis of affluence and stability in West Africa–seems fuelled by something wondrous. Aya is loosely based upon Marguerite Abouet s youth in Yop City. It is the story of the studious and clear-sighted 19-year old Aya, her easy-going friends Adjoua and Bintou, and their meddling relatives and neighbours. It s wryly funny, breezy account of the simple pleasures and private troubles of everyday life in Yop City. Clément Oubrerie s warm colours and energetic, playful line connect expressively with Marguerite Abouet s vibrant writing. This reworked edition offers readers the chance to immerse themselves in the lively world of Aya and her friends, bringing together the first three volumes of the series in Book One. Drawn & Quarterly will release volumes four through six of the original French series (as yet unpublished in English) in Book Two. Aya is the winner of the Best First Album award at the Angouleme International Comics Festival, the Children s Africana Book Award, and the Glyph Award; was nominated for the Quill Award, the YALSA s Great Graphic Novels list, and the Eisner Award; and was included on best of lists from The Washington Post, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal.

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