Marguerite Abouet, Clement Oubrerie - Aya of Yop City: (Hardback) 9780224087476

Marguerite Abouet, Clement Oubrerie - Aya of Yop City: (Hardback) 9780224087476Books
Title: Aya of Yop City

Title: Aya of Yop City
Author: Marguerite Abouet, Clement Oubrerie

For the residents of Yopougon, everyday life is good. It is the early 1970s, a golden time - work is plentiful, hospitals are clean and well equipped, and school is obligatory. The Ivory Coast is as an island of relative wealth and stability in West Africa. For the teenagers of the town, though, worries are plentiful, and life in Yop City is far from simple.

Aya tells the story of its nineteen-year-old heroine, the clear-sighted and bookish Aya, and her carefree and fun-loving friends Adjoua and Bintou. Navigating meddling relatives and neighbours, the girls spend a last summer of their childhood on the sun-warmed streets of Yop City - sneaking out for dancing at open-air bars, strong solibra beer, chicken in peanut sauce and avoiding at all costs the scandal pages of the Calamity Morning....

Aya is a captivating, colourful and hugely entertaining portrayal of an Africa we rarely see, spirited and resilient, and full of the sounds, sights and smells of a prosperous town and its varied inhabitants.

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Publisher & Imprint: Random House / Jonathan Cape
Publication Date: 15/01/2009
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780224087476
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