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Exclusive Comics Excerpt: ‘Aya of Yop City’ Explores Vibrant African Township Life

Susan Jane Belton's Greek Side (2007).
Set in the Ivory Coast's golden age of the late seventies, Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie's Aya, first published in English in 2007, was nominated for a Quill award. Now Aya of Yop City continues the story of studious, smart Aya, her family, and her hometown of Yopougon. Part soap opera, part comedy of manners, witty and beautifully drawn, Aya of Yop City presents a side of Africa that Americans rarely see.

Vulture is proud to present an exclusive excerpt from Aya of Yop City, coming out this month from Drawn & Quarterly.

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