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Women of Africa > Aya group discussion (June '16)

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This month's selection, Aya by Marguerite Abouet is a graphic novel set in the Ivory Coast. This looks like fun! Who's in for this with us?

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I got this from the library - anybody else got it yet?

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Viv JM | 97 comments My library doesn't have it, and the only version available in the UK is a hardback for £15, which I just can't afford at the moment, so I'll have to give this one a miss, sadly :-(

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Oh that stinks! (Is it cheating to find a bookstore with a good coffee shop, and read a short book like that if you pay for the coffee?)

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Well, I'm afraid I can't recommend this one! Its so-called humor consisted of things like middle-aged men making passes at the friends of their high-school aged daughters and people getting in fights. In many ways the whole thing is one long off-color yet sophomoric joke. I did not find it an "irresistible comedy," I didn't see any "love stories" and I do not believe this offers any insights into "the minds of teenage girls." All the teenage girls I've known are far more intelligent, thoughtful, and sensible then anyone I met in this! Most strongly I disagree with anyone who could claim that this is a "very political book." This book attempts to laugh at abuse and to make young women into nothing but simple-minded and selfish fools. (The best part of it is the cover, it goes steadily downhill from there.)

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Viv JM | 97 comments Oh, that sounds dreadful, Alexa! I'm glad I didn't waste my money on the hardback!

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I saved you! I'm gladly taking this back to the library!

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