AKISSI, tales of mischief

: Abouet (M.) text & Sapin (M.) illus.

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181pp., colour illus., paperback, First English Language Edition, London, 2018


First published in French in 2014.

The first volume of comics about Akissi, a feisty young girl living in Abidjan, based on author Margeurite Abouet's childhood in Ivory Coast, West Africa.

". . . utterly unputdownable. Based on Abouet’s childhood memories of growing up in the port town of Abidjan ... the rapid-fire, action-packed tales are wild and antic. The colors are electric—purples, oranges, turquoises and bright yellows." The New York Times Book Review

Margeurite Abouet was born in Abidjan and moved to Pais when she was 12 year old. She is the author of Aya of Yop City.

Comic book illustrator Mathieu Sapin was born in Dijon, France, in 1974.