Love in Yop City

Graphic Novel - 2013
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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: Montreal ; New York, NY : Drawn & Quarterly, [2013]
Edition: First paperback edition
ISBN: 9781770460928
Branch Call Number: AYA
Characteristics: 328 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Dascher, Helge 1965-
Oubrerie, Clément
Uniform Title: Love in Yop City


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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

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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