A top tip for those who don’t already know: the graphic novel series Aya has been made into an animated feature film.

The original books offer a wonderfully honest and detailed look at growing up in Abidjan, and the film is no different. Author Marguerite Abouet and artist Clément Oubrerie directed it themselves.

We’re huge fans of Aya and hope the film will win it some new readers. Take a look at the trailer below.

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