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Akissi livens up the world


Le Silo U1
53 rue Paul Doucet
02400 Château-Thierry


"Akissi ambiance le monde" (“Akissi livens up the world”) is a project that unveils the universe of Akissi and her creator Marguerite Abouet, during an exhibition and an illustrated music reading intended for young audiences. We follow the young girl’s (mis)adventures in Abidjan, inspired by the author’s childhood. If something foolish is to be done, Akissi will always be onto it! Akissi was published by Gallimard in 2010 and illustrated by Mathieu Sapin, and is one of the most popular comic strips in Europe and French-speaking Africa. To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Akissi will liven up the world at l’Échangeur as part of the Africa2020 Season and the Kidanse festival.

For more information, visit the website of l'Échangeur.

Project participants: 
Marguerite Abouet (Côte d’Ivoire/France), Stéphanie Launay (France), Anne-Claire Macé (France), Angelin Paul (Côte d’Ivoire/France), Mathieu Sapin (France), Abdoulaye Traore (Burkina Faso).


About the association Ikowe

IKOWE is an association supporting the development of animation film in Africa and emerging African talents. IKOWE organises cultural events and activities intended for youth in France and Côte d’Ivoire. The association is in charge of setting up an animation school in Abidjan.

About the African partner: Des livres pour tous (Côte d'Ivoire)

"Des livres pour tous" (Books for all) is an association which has been working for over 10 years to make books accessible to youth, to promote reading and writing and prevent illiteracy in Côte d’Ivoire. The association was founded in 2008 by Marguerite Abouet, author of the famous comic strip ‘‘Aya de Yopougon’’ as well as a screenwriter and director. In Côte d’Ivoire, the association founded three community centers and libraries opened to in and out-of-school children and teenagers alike. It organises fun and educational workshops to promote reading and offers educational support. The activities held by the association are designed to promote equal opportunities to learn.

-› Their Facebook page

Photo credit: Gallimard Jeunesse

Sponsored by

  • République Française
  • Institut Français
  • Agence Française de développement
  • Conseil présidentiel pour l'Afrique