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1001 Akissi
Added on 29th July 2020

Author Marguerite Abouet
Illustrator Mathieu Sapin
Publisher Flying Eye Books

Action and adventure Family Funny Friends
1001

A comic book story full of colour, fun and rascally goings on.

Story

The day to day adventure of Akissi, a girl who can’t seem to stay out of trouble whether it’s cats wanting her fish, her pet monkey in danger or her older brother getting annoyed with her.

Why we chose it

A bright colourful comic book about the day to day life of a girl growing up – and getting into mischief – in Yopougon, Ivory Coast.

Where it came from

Marguerite Abouet wanted to write about her childhood in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. She wanted to show the Africa that she knows and to make it real for her readers. The comic was published first in France. She moved to France when she was 12 and now lives in Paris. The Akissi stories were first published in France.

Associated stories

Marguerite Abouet has also written comics for older readers also set in Abidjan, Aya de Yopougon.

Added on 29th July 2020

Author Marguerite Abouet
Illustrator Mathieu Sapin
Publisher Flying Eye Books

Action and adventure Family Funny Friends
1001