Aya

Aya

The Secrets Come Out

Book - 2009
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Aya has captured the hearts of North American readers of all ages for the rare portrait it paints of a vibrant, happy, bourgeois Ivory Coast in the 1970s, based upon Marguerite Abouet's youth in Yop City. Not only is Aya complemented with Cl#65533;ment Oubrerie's gorgeous artwork, but the volumes also offer a slice-of-life peek into African culture: complete with recipes, glossaries, and wardrobe instructions for turning one's pagne (brightly colored fabric) into a skirt, head wrap, or baby carrier. Engaging and fun, the universal stories in Aya provide a much-needed context for today's heartbreaking news stories.

Aya is the winner of the Best First Album award at the Angoul#65533;me International Comics Festival, the Children's Africana Book Award, and the Glyph Award; was nominated for the Quill Award, the YALSA's Great Graphic Novels list, and the Eisner Award; and was included on "best of" lists in The Washington Post , Booklist , Publishers Weekly , and School Library Journal .

Publisher: Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2009.
ISBN: 9781897299791
1897299796
Characteristics: 126 p. :,col. ill., map ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Dascher, Helge 1965-
Oubrerie, Clément

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