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Aya: The Secrets Come Out: Volume Three (2009)

by Marguerite Abouet

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Series: Aya (3)

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The Miss Yopougon preparations are reaching a fever pitch. Bintou's father declare's he intends to take on a second wife, a girl Bintou's age who was promised to him by a friend, though Bintou's mother doesn't intend to take this news lying down. Aya discovers who the "mystery lady" of Albert's nightly rendez-vous is, but isn't in a position to reveal his secret. Meanwhile, the town's talented hairdresser, Innocent, comes out of the closet and tells her he must move to Paris so he can live his life as a gay man openly. Aya's father must work hard to regain his wife's and Aya's respect, having lost if for good reason. Moussa, who overhears a conversation his father is having and convinced the latter doesn't care about him, decides to break into his safe and take to the road. ( )
  Smiler69 | Aug 27, 2014 |
Refreshing read. Even though the story doesn't really go anywhere it gives insight in daily life in Ivory Coast (in the 1980's) away from civil war or famine. The story focusses on male-female relationships. Funny interludes. Lively characters. Nice drawings. Nothing exceptional, yet recommended if you're interested in gaining a new or at least fresh perspective on this little known west African country. ( )
  Tinwara | Apr 25, 2011 |
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The day to crown Miss Yopougon had come, and everyone was getting ready...
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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 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.… (more)

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