Allah is Not Obliged

21 February 2020 | 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)

21 February 2020 | 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

21 February 2020 | 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,

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

21 February 2020 | 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

The Bitter Side of Sweet

21 February 2020 | 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

The Secrets Come Out (Aya, #3)

21 February 2020 | 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

Les Soleils des indépendances

21 February 2020 | 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

Waiting for the Wild Beasts to Vote

21 February 2020 | By Ahmadou Kourouma | Filed in: ivory coast.

Ahmadou Kourouma s remarkable novel is narrated by Bingo, a West African sora storyteller and king s fool Over the course of five nights he tells the life story of Koyaga, President and Dictator of the Gulf Coast Orphaned at the age of seven, Koyaga grows up to be a terrible hunter he fights

Queen Pokou

21 February 2020 | By Véronique Tadjo | Filed in: ivory coast.

This award winning novel, woven into the framework of eighteenth century West Africa, recounts the story of Queen Abraha Pokou s sacrifice of her son to save the Baoule people But it is also much than that Telling and retelling the story, changing key elements each time what if the queen

Akissi: Cat Invasion

21 February 2020 | 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