Aya: Life in Yop City [Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie, Helge Dascher] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Aya is an irresistible comedy . Ivory Coast, 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. Aya: Life in Yop City by Marguerite Abouet My rating: 4 of 5 stars This French series of graphic novels by Marguerite Abouet and Clément.

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In it, it contains the many contradictions that make yip this particular African culture. These initial family trees let the reader know immediately that family ties are going to be an important force in the community. Aya exists in the US as two volumes, each containing three of the original graphic albums in which the series originally appeared.

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There cith no discussion topics on this book yet. One of the idiosyncracies of life in Cote d’Ivoire is that every is constantly using old proverbs to make points, comfort the abused, and perpetrate savage burns. This One Summer Case Study: She is very different than her two friends, Adjoua and Bintou. I loved having this story as a graphic novel because the illustrations really made it come alive for me. In some instances, instead of using multiple colors, there are spreads ays a single color dominates the images for example: The book is filled with people making bad but very human decisions, the kinds you or I make and have made regularly through our lives.

Using Graphic Novels in Education: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization; adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. I really enjoyed reading about the social structure in Aya’s village and the traditions centered around childbirth and live children, where the phrase “it takes a village” rings true.

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Do you think this is a productive angle for selling beer? Teen pregnancy prevention tips and resources: Loved this soap-opera-like look at family life in s Africa.

Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, to comprehend more fully when reading or listening. Supposedly Aya, by being about the every day lives of young middle class women who are worried ypp family infidelity and finding love but not about where their next meal is going to come from or whether the state they live in will collapse, works against stereotypes about Africa, but if the setting is presented as an exception, thanks to “Western” influence, then that lfe reinforces some of the most pernicious stereotypes “Westerners” have about exploited countries and people: This is kinda a soap opera type book, they dangle some issues in front of you that are just issues and characters just seem to deal with them and not make a big fuss, which I felt was annoying.


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While this is occurring, Aya’s friend Bintou begins seeing a Parisian man named Gregoire. Within the first page of Aya of Yop City, the family units are mapped out, laying the groundwork for the strong family ties and connections throughout the novel.

Okay, but all the men cheat Icty can pretty much be summed up with the two-page interview with the author from the afterword. May 22, Robert Weinstein rated it really liked it. And there’s a section at the end that I think of as the “You Just Don’t Get Us” section, where the Ivory Coast characters speak to audience directly about how the stuff that we Westerners think is fucked up is just not fucked up for them, because they have different values and oh, here’s some recipes for chicken.

I unde I’ve read Love in Yop City before I never reviewed it, so I’ll be re-reading it for that and my thoughts haven’t really changed – as interesting as I find it, as much as I enjoy reading about other cultures and appreciate the communal spirit evident in Abouet’s top, Yop City in the late s is not somewhere I’d want to live as a woman.

We sya about how difficult life in this suburb is for everyone and how each of the characters tries to make do. Certain aspects of the African and Ivory Coast cultures are amplified in this ih story, where the men are almost all chasing skirts, where the young people are always looking for love, sex, and a party, and where most older women bear the burden of family and income more than the men.

Her girlfriends help her with the iin while she is working on her dream citu opening her own maquis.

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Discuss how effective his method is. Oct 06, Doreen Bamanya rated it it was amazing. Because Aya TOTALLY dangles a bunch of heavy shit in front of the audience — violence, class struggle, gay rights, gender roles, capitalism, despotism, and domestic abuse — and then plays the whole thing off like a sitcom. Jun 24, Nore rated it liked it Shelves: In the West, few topics of conversation contain more generalities, prejudices, and fear than that of Africa—especially sub-Saharan Africa.


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Seth’s Daily Graphic Novel Recommendation 133: Aya, Life In Yop City

The cast of characters is cith large and it may take some time to keep everyone straight, but there is oife very helpful chart of characters in the front of the books.

Her male counterpart, Hevre, is also a good role model; a hardworking man who takes Aya’s advice seriously, becomes a mechanic, owns his own garage, start to learn to read and write, and save money. Embed Code hide post details.

Evaluate what is told through prose and what is revealed through images in each of the subplots. Stuck Rubber Baby Case Study: Recommended for teenagers who cannot wait to become adults, those who love food, music, and dancing.

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Aya is about 20 years old, single, beautiful, wise, naive, and soberminded.

His father seems to be very hard on him, but at the same time Moussa is extremely lazy and does not really do much. All of the characters are connected by the main character, Aya, as she assists and helps them through their various dilemmas and daily issues. It also might be a totally fucked-up story about a lot of bigger, heavier things, but for some reason it just sort of chooses to make light of all of them because it knows better than me.

Set in the seventies in the Ivory Coast of in? Life in Yop City by Marguerite Abouet.

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