Books set in Ivory Coast (8)


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Aya: Life in Yop City by Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie EN

Rating: 4 (5 votes)
Country: Africa / Ivory Coast flag Ivory Coast
Description:
"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 wondrous. Aya is loosely based upon Marguerite Abouet's youth in Yop City. It is the story of the studious and clear-sighted nineteen-year-old Aya, her easygoing friends Adjoua and Bintou, and their meddling relatives and neighbors. It's a wryly funny, breezy account of the simple pleasures and private tr... continue

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Camarada Papa by Gauz ES

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Ivory Coast flag Ivory Coast
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Dabilly, sacerdote recién ordenado, se enfrenta en pocos días a la muerte de ambos padre; huérfano y en crisis, reniega y antes que lo vayan a buscar, huye a África. El niño adoctrinado y estereotipado que llama Camarada Papá a su padre (y que da el título al libro), más allá del humor y sutileza (una excelente caricatura del militante) volcado en el personaje, tiene un papel menor en la historia. Su madre no está con ellos, pero no los abandonó: se fue con su militancia al paraíso de Hoxha (Albania), con du... continue

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Cuando uno rechaza dice no by Ahmadou Kourouma ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Ivory Coast flag Ivory Coast
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En su novela póstuma, el mejor narrador del África subsahariana de su generación, del cual Alpha Decay publicó su primera novela en 2005 (se cierra así un círculo), retrata las guerras tribales y una compleja historia de amor que transcurre en la República de Costa de Marfil, «podrida hasta la médula», y en la costa occidental de África durante la época contemporánea. A medio camino entre la sátira política y la tragicomedia burlesca y con reminiscencias de la «novela de dictador» latinoamericana y de Tirano Banderas de Valle-Inclán pero en formato nouvelle, la novela quedó inconclusa, por lo ... continue


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In the Company of Men by Veronique Tadjo EN

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Country: Europe / France flag France
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WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE Harper’s Bazaar: Best Book of the Year Boston Globe: Best Book of the Year Ms. Magazine: Best Feminist Book of the Year Words Without Borders: Best Translated Book of the Year Drawing on real accounts of the Ebola outbreak that devastated West Africa, this poignant, timely fable reflects on both the strength and the fragility of life and humanity’s place in the world. Two boys venture from their village to hunt in a nearby forest, where they shoot down bats with glee, and cook their prey over an open fire. Within a month, they are dead, bodies ravaged... continue

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Love and Justice: A Journey of Empowerment, Activism, and Embracing Black Beauty by Laetitia Ky EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Ivory Coast flag Ivory Coast
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"The personal story in words and photos of artist and activist Laetitia Ky, known for sculpting her own hair to create powerful and joyful artwork that embraces the beauty of Black hair and style, the fight for social justice, and the journey toward self-love"--

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Standing Heavy by Gauz EN

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Country: Africa / Ivory Coast flag Ivory Coast
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"One of those rare, transformative novels" KARIM MISKE "Funny and poignant" TIFFANY TSAO, author of The Majesties Initially a little intrigued, all babies eventually return the security guard's smile. The security guard adores babies. Perhaps because babies do not shoplift. Babies adore the security guard. Perhaps because he does not drag babies to the sales. The 1960s - Ferdinand arrives in Paris from Côte d'Ivoire, ready to take on the world and become a big somebody. The 1990s - It is the Golden Age of immigration, and Ossiri and Kassoum navigate a Paris on the brink of momentous change. Th... continue