Aya series is sharing an important part of African history

How A New Generation of Comic Book Creators is Sharing Africa’s History

Okay Africa    |    Nadia Neophytou    |    November 30, 2021

Writers like Ivorian Marguerite Abouet have been long been passionate about doing this. Abouet's Aya of Yop City, which was made with illustrator Clement Oubrerie, follows the daily lives of Aya, her family and friends and the members of her community in the '70s. This graphic novel was created due to the author's desire to show a different view of Africa besides the poverty and war mostly shown in mainstream media. It was turned into an animated film in 2012.

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