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Publisher — Drawn & Quarterly
Date Published — February 05, 2013
ISBN — 9781770460928

Aya: Love in Yop City

Marguerite Abouet

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Publisher — Drawn & Quarterly
Date Published — February 05, 2013
ISBN — 9781770460928

THE DRAMATIC CONCLUSION TO THE AYA SERIES

Aya: Love in Yop Citycomprises the final three chapters of theAyastory, episodes never before seen in English.Ayais 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 inAya: Love in Yop Citymaintain 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 completeAyaincludes 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.Ayais 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 fromThe Washington Post,Booklist,Publishers Weekly, andSchool Library Journal.