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Scholastique Mukasonga & Maaza Mengiste ONLINE EVENT Brookline Booksmith and City of Asylum Bookstore
Sep 30
Talk
Scholastique Mukasonga & Maaza Mengiste ONLINE EVENT Brookline Booksmith and City of Asylum Bookstore
Sep 30
Talk
Scholastique Mukasonga & Maaza Mengiste ONLINE EVENT Brookline Booksmith and City of Asylum Bookstore

Illustrating Africa: Encounters with Graphic Novelist Marguerite Abouet

Part of France-Atlanta 2017

French-Ivorian illustrator, screenwriter and director Marguerite Abouet reflects on the success of her critically acclaimed graphic novel series “Aya of Yop City” in this lively discussion, which takes place in conjunction with the High Museum’s “MAKING AFRICA” exhibition.

Joining Abouet to discuss the topic will be French-Senegalese director Alain Gomis. The series, which Abouet also adapted into film, tells the story of 19-year-old Aya and her friends, who come of age in the suburbs of 1970s Abidjan. Widely lauded in France and abroad, the graphic novels have been translated into 17 languages.

Prior to the evening's events, Marguerite Abouet will also hold a brief book signing.

 

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