Aya: The Secrets Come Out: Volume Three by Marguerite AbouetAya: The Secrets Come Out: Volume Three by Marguerite Abouet

Aya: The Secrets Come Out: Volume Three

byMarguerite Abouet, Clement Oubrerie

Hardcover | August 18, 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 Clement Oubrerie's gorgeous artwork but the volumes 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, headwrap or baby carrier. Engaging and fun, the universal stories in Aya provide a much-needed context for today's all-too-common unfortunate and heartbreaking news stories. Aya is the winner of the Best First Album award at the AngoulIme 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 from The Washington Post, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal.
The writer Marguerite Abouet was born in Abidjan in 1971 and now lives outside of Paris. The artist Clement Oubrerie was born in Paris in 1966 and has illustrated more than forty children's books.
Title:Aya: The Secrets Come Out: Volume ThreeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:132 pages, 9.59 × 6.92 × 0.5 inPublished:August 18, 2009Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1897299796

ISBN - 13:9781897299791

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wrong book! Oops! I had purchased both "Aya: Life in Yop City" and "Aya: Love in Yop City" and absolutely adored them. So when I saw this title "Aya: The Secrets Come Out, Volume Three", I had assumed it was the next book after the two I had read. Unfortunately, this whole book was already incorporated in "Aya: Life in Yop City". So don't get confused like me, and just buy the first two! They're amazing and definitely worth the read :)
Date published: 2016-12-01

Editorial Reviews

[Aya] brings to life an Ivory Coast not seen before--a place overflowing with vibrant, rich textiles, new words, music, food, and lively characters filled with humor, love, and the hope for a better life.