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The Resource Aya, Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie ; [translation by Helge Dascher]

Aya, Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie ; [translation by Helge Dascher]

Label
Aya
Title
Aya
Title number
Vol. 1
Statement of responsibility
Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie ; [translation by Helge Dascher]
Title variation
Aya 1
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"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 Abouet Ivory Coast, 1978. 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 wondrous. Who'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 the 2006 award for Best First Album at the Angouleme International Comics Festival. Clement Oubrerie's warm colors and energetic, playful lines connect expressively with Marguerite Abouet's vibrant writing
Member of
Summary
A fictional memoir of nineteen-year-old Aya, her easy-going friends Adjoua and Bintou, and their meddling neighbors and relatives, all caught up in the simple pleasures of everyday life in Yop City
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2007.
  • Glyph Comics Awards, Best Reprint Publication, 2008.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
160732
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abouet, Marguerite
Dewey number
741.5/96668
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6790.I94
LC item number
A92 2007
Literary form
comic strips
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Oubrerie, Clément
  • Dascher, Helge
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Aya
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Graphic novels
  • Teenage girls
Target audience
adult
Label
Aya, Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie ; [translation by Helge Dascher]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translator from t.p. verso
  • Translation of: Aya de Yopougon
Control code
ocm71812323
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st hardcover ed.
Extent
96 p.
Isbn
9781894937900
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)71812323
Label
Aya, Marguerite Abouet & Clément Oubrerie ; [translation by Helge Dascher]
Publication
Note
  • Translator from t.p. verso
  • Translation of: Aya de Yopougon
Control code
ocm71812323
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st hardcover ed.
Extent
96 p.
Isbn
9781894937900
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)71812323

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