Aya de Yopougon (Yop City) Goes to the Public Library

Well, technically, books cannot walk. Unassisted 😉 So, Aya got a little help from me.

Aya de Yopougon is the original name of the graphic novel series written by Marguerite Abouet and  illustrated by her husband, Clement Oubrerie.  It tells the story of  “life in the Ivory Coast during the 1970s, a particularly thriving and wealthy time in the country’s history.” [Source] The English version is of course, Aya of Yop City, though I very much prefer the original French name.  I highly recommend this book.  It’s quite funny and educative at the same time.

I bought the first three books in the series last year, and decided to give them a photo shoot of their own.  As for the location, where else but behind a public library?  I’m sure you can think of a million other places, but here are the results:

Public Park area behind library. Scenic, right?

Public Park area behind library. Scenic, right?

Aya de Yopougon Yop City Behind Public Library (4)

All three books together

 

Aya de Yopougon Yop City Behind Public Library (3-1)

Aya de Yopougon Yop City Behind Public Library (5)

Aya de Yopougon Yop City Behind Public Library (6)

Aya de Yopougon Yop City Behind Public Library (7)

Guess who came to visit while I was clicking away? This little fellow!

Aya de Yopougon Yop City Behind Public Library (1)

… And then he turned around and left without a goodbye

I think he must have seen the evil glint in my eye as I dreamt about duck stew! Who knows? Oh well, I’m sure he’ll be back.

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