Aya: Life in Yop City


Main Details
Date 2012-07
Location of Publication Montréal, QC
Genre Literature
Format Trade Paperback
Type Graphic Novel
Page Count 382
Language English
  • ISBN — 978-1-77046-082-9
Notes Cover price: $24.95 US and CANADIAN

Ivory Coast, 1978. 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 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 neighbors. It’s wryly funny, breezy account of the simple pleasures and private troubles of everyday life in Yop City.


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