Aya is a character in a graphic novel series set in a city in Côte d'Ivoire during the 90s. She is a serious young woman planning to become a doctor while her friends are only interested in men, who are all scoundrels. The colour drawings made it easier to keep track of all the characters and it was intriguing to see the different details of life there. The artist, Clément Oubrerie, must have had to research a lot. The writer, Marguerite Abouet, who moved to France as a child, said she wanted to capture the stories she’d heard growing up.