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Wow... how crazy?! Just last week I was traveling in Abidjan for work and bought the first three Aya de Yopougon books in the series (there were six for sale). I loved the insight into middle class, post colonial life in a neighborhood I was working in. I read the graphic novels in French; I'd be really interested to see how they capture the Ivoirian slang in English.

I'm also so excited to see that a movie is coming out!

This is my first time coming out of the woodwork on your blog ;) I live and work in Dakar and love finding blogs that expose me to new facets of the African/"Afropolitan" perspective.

Hi Kim, thanks for your coming out of the woodwork :). I didn't realise they were 6 in the Aya series! I look forward to eventually checking them all out. Interesting point about the translation of slang – I'm always amused by how some sub-titles to Swahili in films don't capture the full meaning of what's been said.

Thanks for reading the blog – I'd love to hear more about life in Dakar. That's one city I really look forward to visiting.

– Lulu

I could be misinformed, but I think « Aya: Life in Yop City » and « Aya: Love in Yop City » collect all six separate volumes of the Aya series.

Thanks for sharing Muriel!

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