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Aya by Marguerite Abouet
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Dec 19, 09

bookshelves: comics-and-graphic-novels
Read in December, 2009

There's no point in my shouting out about folks taking comics more seriously--sure there's Persepolis, Maus, etc.--but look! A comedy of manners! From AFRICA!!! Who needs Jane Austen? To hell with Britain!
There's a comment by the author where she wants to show Africa without the war and suffering. To be honest, I can't help but think (and worry) about the characters' fates in the troubles that would be coming down the pipe in Ivory Coast in a few years.
This book is for the doubters. If you want more ammunition to prove the value of comics as literature, add Aya and its sequel to your belt.
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