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In this post, we explore Aya: Life in Yop City by Marguerite Abouet and Clement Oubrerie’s (Drawn & Quarterly). Aya: Life in Yop City is a novel. Aya of Yop City has ratings and reviews. leynes said: For the residents of Yopougon, everyday life is good. It is the early s, a golden tim. Aya has ratings and reviews. Zanna said: I read the introduction uncomfortably. Abidjan in the period when Aya’s story is set is painted as a bri.

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Aya: Life in Yop City (Aya #) by Marguerite Abouet

Search for ” Aya de Yopougon ” on Amazon. In warm Ivory Coast’s working-class district of Abidjan or Yop City, the nineteen-year-old aspiring doctor, Aya, dreams of finishing her studies despite her father’s opposition.

But, Aya lives in yp poor West African township during the s, where getting married to a rich man and starting a family is every girl’s aspiration–at least, that’s what Aya’s best friends, Bintou and Adjoua, are hoping for.

Under Yopougon’s bright sun, three girls, three different destinies and three parallel lives intertwine, as life keeps going.

Will Aya’s ambitions ever come true? Written by Nick Riganas. I was interested throughout but, as the story unfurled, I realized I had to fight yawns. Strange as it may seem, the paradox is citj explained: Worst of all, “Aya de Yopugon” is talky, talky, talky. As a result, boredom constantly threatens to win the game.


Fortunately, the worth of the story ends up saving the day.

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Well, let’s stay positive and concentrate on the qualities of the film. The time, place and characters all stemming from Marguerite Abouet’s experiences attract the viewer’s attention. Abouet knows what she is talking about and it shows. Even better, the cartoonist, through the characters she has created Aya, a serious- minded high school student, and her two fickle friends Bintou and Adjouasucceeds in moving from the general to the particular, the portrait of the particular district of Yopougon being a possible extrapolation of the whole African continent, at least as it was three decades ago.

And a sour portrait for that matter. If we take Yopougon as a scale model of African society, we find that it is made of machos, womanizers, cheaters, nouveaux riches, lazybones on the male side and, on the female one, man hunters.

Of course this statement needs be nuanced, but some of the evils that have been plaguing Africa are openly – and quite rightly – denounced here. Which is confirmed in the – bitter – ending: Nothing is less certain and The biting social commentary is what makes “Aya de Yopougon” an ultimately watchable adult cartoon.

Too bad its dull style prevents it from being the masterpiece it could have been, in the league of “Waltz with Bashir” or “Approved for Adoption”.


But, in the end, even though you will not have had the time of your life, you will not have wasted your time, which is not that bad after all. Start your free trial. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Love stories in Yopougon, a neighborhood of the Ivory Coast capital. IMDb’s Guide to Streaming. Comics-Related Movies Directed by Women.

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Share this Rating Title: Aya of Cify City 6. Use the HTML ctiy. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Aya voice Tella Kpomahou Bintou voice Tatiana Rojo Adjoua voice Jacky Ido Hyacinthe voice Pascal N’Zonzi Simone Sissoko voice Claudia Tagbo Edit Storyline In warm Ivory Coast’s working-class district of Abidjan or Yop City, the nineteen-year-old aspiring doctor, Aya, dreams of finishing her studies despite her father’s opposition.

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