Allah is Not Obliged

15 October 2019 | By Ahmadou Kourouma | Filed in: ivory coast.

ALLAH IS NOT OBLIGED TO BE FAIR ABOUT ALL THE THINGS HE DOES HERE ON EARTH.These are the words of the boy soldier Birahima in the final masterpiece by one of Africa s most celebrated writers, Ahmadou Kourouma When ten year old Birahima s mother dies, he leaves his native village in the Ivory Coast,

Aya of Yop City (Aya #2)

15 October 2019 | By Marguerite Abouet | Filed in: ivory coast.

Aya wittily delves into both the political and the pop during an enchanted era when anything seemed possible Vibe Vixen The original Drawn Quarterly volume of Aya debuted last year to much critical acclaim, receiving a Quill Award nomination and praise for its accessibility and for the rare

Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village

15 October 2019 | By Sarah Erdman | Filed in: ivory coast.

The village of Nambonkaha in the Ivory Coast is a place where electricity hasn t yet arrived, where sorcerers still conjure magic, where the tok tok sound of women pounding corn fills the morning air like a drumbeat As Sarah Erdman enters the social fold of the village as a Peace Corps volunteer, s

The Bitter Side of Sweet

15 October 2019 | By Tara Sullivan | Filed in: ivory coast.

Two young boys must escape a life of slavery in modern day Ivory Coast Fifteen year old Amadou counts the things that matter For two years what has mattered are the number of cacao pods he and his younger brother, Seydou, can chop down in a day This number is very important The higher the number

Aya: Life in Yop City (Aya #1-3)

15 October 2019 | By Marguerite Abouet | Filed in: ivory coast.

Aya is an irresistible comedy, a couple of love stories and a tale for becoming African It s essential reading Joann Sfar, cartoonist of The Rabbi s Cat Ivory Coast, 1978 It s a golden time, and the nation, too an oasis of affluence and stability in West Africa seems fueled by something wondro

The Secrets Come Out (Aya, #3)

15 October 2019 | By Marguerite Abouet | Filed in: ivory coast.

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 Cl ment Oubrerie s gorgeous artwork, but the volumes also of

Aya: Love in Yop City (Aya #4-6)

15 October 2019 | By Marguerite Abouet | Filed in: ivory coast.

Aya Love in Yop City comprises the final three chapters of the Aya story, episodes never before seen in English Aya is a lighthearted story about life in the Ivory Coast during the 1970s, a particularly thriving and wealthy time in the country s history While the stories found in Aya Love in Yop

Akissi: Cat Invasion

15 October 2019 | By Marguerite Abouet | Filed in: ivory coast.

Poor Akissi The neighborhood cats are pursuing her to steal her fish, her little monkey Boubou almost ends up in a frying pan, and she s nothing but a pest to her older brother Fofana, but Akissi is a true adventurer, full of silliness and fun, and nothing will scare her for long Part of the S lec

Loin de mon père

15 October 2019 | By Véronique Tadjo | Filed in: ivory coast.

Nina revient dans son pays, la C te d Ivoire, pour y enterrer son p re et organiser ses fun railles Face la famille, aux parents, aux amis, aux voisins, Nina est seule Le pays qu elle a quitt depuis si longtemps lui chappe, les r gles et les usages lui restent obscurs, et il s agit pourtant de

Les Soleils des indépendances

15 October 2019 | By Ahmadou Kourouma | Filed in: ivory coast.

Quel sera le sort de Fama, authentique prince malink , aux temps de l ind pendance et du parti unique L ancien et le nouveau s affrontent en un duel tout la fois tragique et d risoire tandis que passe l histoire, avec son cort ge de joies et de souffrances Au del de la fable politique, Ahmadou