Title:

Aya, Love in Yop City

Publisher Description: “Ivory Coast, 1978. 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 based upon Marguerite Abouet’s youth in Yop City. It is the story of the studious and clear-sighted nineteen-year-old Aya, her easygoing friends Adjoua and Bintou, and their meddling relatives and neighbors. It’s a wryly funny, breezy account of the simple pleasures and private troubles of everyday life in Yop City.”

Author:

Marguerite Abouet

Illustrator:

Clément Oubrerie

Age Group:

16 to 19 years

Book Category:

Graphic Novel | Young Adult