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|Read E-pub ⛏ Aya ⚛ That s what I wanted to show in Aya an Africa without the war and famine, an Africa that endures despite everything because, as we say back home, life goes on Marguerite AbouetIvory Coast,Family and friends gather at Aya s house every evening to watch the country s first television ad campaign promoting the fortifying effects of Solibra, the strong man s beer It s a golden time, and the nation, too an oasis of affluence and stability in West Africa seems fueled by something wondrousWho s to know that the Ivorian miracle is nearing its end In the sun warmed streets of working class Yopougon, aka Yop City, holidays are around the corner, the open air bars and discos are starting to fill up, and trouble of a different kind is about to raise eyebrows At night, an empty table in the market square under the stars is all the privacy young lovers can hope for, and what happens there is soon everybody s business Aya tells the story of its nineteen year old heroine, the studious and clear sighted Aya, her easygoing friends Adjoua and Bintou, and their meddling relatives and neighbors It s a breezy and wryly funny account of the desire for joy and freedom, and of the simple pleasures and private troubles of everyday life in Yop City An unpretentious and gently humorous story of an Africa we rarely see spirited, hopeful, and resilient Aya won theaward for Best First Album at the Angoul me International Comics Festival Cl ment Oubrerie s warm colors and energetic, playful lines connect expressively with Marguerite Abouet s vibrant writing The Four-Dimensional Human an Africa that endures despite everything because Tell No Tales (DI Zigic and DS Ferreira, as we say back home Bodies life goes on Marguerite AbouetIvory Coast,Family and friends gather at Aya s house every evening to watch the country s first television ad campaign promoting the fortifying effects of Solibra Spiderweb the strong man s beer It s a golden time The Gorilla Hunters and the nation The Devouring (The Devouring, too an oasis of affluence and stability in West Africa seems fueled by something wondrousWho s to know that the Ivorian miracle is nearing its end In the sun warmed streets of working class Yopougon Sun and Shadow (Inspector Winter, aka Yop City Istoria codurilor secrete holidays are around the corner The Uncrowned Queen (War of the Roses, the open air bars and discos are starting to fill up The Echo Chamber and trouble of a different kind is about to raise eyebrows At night Byron Easy an empty table in the market square under the stars is all the privacy young lovers can hope for Roommates and what happens there is soon everybody s business Aya tells the story of its nineteen year old heroine The Reckoning (Ancient Guardians the studious and clear sighted Aya The Ultimate Barbie her easygoing friends Adjoua and Bintou The Mark and the Void and their meddling relatives and neighbors It s a breezy and wryly funny account of the desire for joy and freedom Immortal Bad Boys and of the simple pleasures and private troubles of everyday life in Yop City An unpretentious and gently humorous story of an Africa we rarely see spirited Gotrek and Felix hopeful The Eye of Heaven (Fargo Adventure, and resilient Aya won theaward for Best First Album at the Angoul me International Comics Festival Cl ment Oubrerie s warm colors and energetic The Boarding-House playful lines connect expressively with Marguerite Abouet s vibrant writing A book about middle class living in Africa, written by Marguerite Abouet from the Ivory Coast The history lesson about the Ivory Coast and its economic development was muchinteresting than the insipid plot Aya is an independent young woman with dreams of a career, who does not want to become someone s wife or even worse, an unwed mother Sadly, with the exceptions of studying hard and telling her father, she does not really do much to achieve her goals instead, she watches her girlfrien A book about middle class living in Africa, written by Marguerite Abouet from the Ivory Coast The history lesson about the Ivory Coast and its economic development was muchinteresting than the insipid plot Aya is an independent young woman with dreams of a career, who does not want to become someone s wife or even worse, an unwed mother Sadly, with the exceptions of studying hard and telling her father, she does not really do much to achieve her goals instead, she watches her girlfriends and others living the wildlife, with one getting pregnant, not being sure of the father Unfortunately, it s really a comic book i.e., slight, brainless , not a graphic novel A coming of age graphic novel, with added interest as it s set in the Ivory Coast It shows that no matter what the culture, teenagers are still teenagers. In the introduction to this graphic novel set on Africa s Ivory Coast in the 1970s, the author notes that it s not common to read a story about Africans that is lighthearted, and some readers might go so far as to question whether Africans could really live the way the characters are portrayed The answer is yes Aya focuses on three teen girls, two of which are bound up in frivolous romances, and as one might expect, there is humorous fallout Aya herself is the exception to the teen angst and In the introduction to this graphic novel set on Africa s Ivory Coast in the 1970s, the author notes that it s not common to read a story about Africans that is lighthearted, and some readers might go so far as to question whether Africans could really live the way the characters are portrayed The answer is yes Aya focuses on three teen girls, two of which are bound up in frivolous romances, and as one might expect, there is humorous fallout Aya herself is the exception to the teen angst and dreams of becoming a doctor, even though most of the people in her life try to dissuade her It s a fun, melodramatic story reminiscent of so many teen stories and lacking most of the African stereotypes experienced across the media It was a breath of fresh air, a new reading experience, and there isto discover in this series Andi Millerfrom The Best Books We Read In July 2016 There s no point in my shouting out about folks taking comicsseriously sure there s Persepolis, Maus, etc but look A comedy of manners From AFRICA Who needs Jane Austen To hell with Britain There s a comment by the author where she wants to show Africa without the war and suffering To be honest, I can t help but think and worry about the characters fates in the troubles that would be coming down the pipe in Ivory Coast in a few years.This book is for the doubters If you want There s no point in my shouting out about folks taking comicsseriously sure there s Persepolis, Maus, etc but look A comedy of manners From AFRICA Who needs Jane Austen To hell with Britain There s a comment by the author where she wants to show Africa without the war and suffering To be honest, I can t help but think and worry about the characters fates in the troubles that would be coming down the pipe in Ivory Coast in a few years.This book is for the doubters If you wantammunition to prove the value of comics as literature, add Aya and its sequel to your belt