Aly Chandler
10th Honors World Literature/Composition
December 2010

Multigenre Artifact 1

I created this Glogster to represent the reign of the Mau Mau and the effect they had on others around them. I chose this particular genre because I felt as if it was an interesting and eye-catching piece of artwork, along with the way it tells the story of the pain and suffering that thousands of innocent people had to go through. I hope to convey through this genre that there is so much loss and heartbreak throughout the world that most of us don’t even know or care about, and we should find new and better ways to join in and become concerned. The main goal of my creating of this artwork was to show viewers a more entertaining way to look at issues in the world, rather than having to just read a boring, informational article.

Multigenre Artifact 2

external image broken-heart.jpg external image machete.jpg external image fire.jpg external image 69458.jpg?zm=250,250,1,0,0 external image blood_2.jpgexternal image Dead_Cow.jpgexternal image 436765275PHNAaY_th.jpgexternal image Broken-Roof,-Gilmore-L.jpgexternal image images?q=tbn:M_pal6Os22oQqM:

Artifacts for a Timeline Capsule
  1. Broken Heart- symbolizes all the losses that the families had to suffer
  2. Machete- weapon used to slaughter the innocent
  3. Burnt Wood- represents all the homes that were burned to the ground
  4. Chain and Shackle- for all the prison camps the Kikuyu people were forced into
  5. Human Blood- all the blood that was shed throughout the battles between the Kikuyu and Mau Mau
  6. Dead Animal- used as a sacrifice during the seven step oath
  7. Jungle Leaf- symbolizes the jungles where Black Magic ceremonies were held for the Mau Mau
  8. Broken Roof- represents the homes that were taken
  9. Gun- violence
  10. Tombstone- for all the lives lost during the reign of terror

I chose to include myself in making this “Artifacts for a Timeline” setup, which was a way to represent the essential components that caused all the horror and distress in Kenya. This list of ‘artifacts’ symbolizes all the commodities and materials used by the Mau Mau Members during killings or special ceremonies. I chose this project because it was an exceptional way to express the ‘gadgets’ so to speak, that were used by these murderers, which also gives a better understanding and visual picture.

Multigenre Artifact 3

Recipe for a Mau Mau Killer
1 heaping spoonful bloody hands
3 cups children’s tears
1 tbsp. chains and shackles
4 pints machetes
½ cup human flesh
¾ cup of terror

Start the blend by mixing together the chains and shackles with the machetes. Next, gently whisk the children’s tears, along with the human flesh. After whisking, slowly pour the terror into a closed container, shaking it until it turns thick. Lastly sprinkle a touch of bloody hands on top of the mixture.

Once entirely blended, carefully pour the bowl of this mixture into a pan with raised sides. Don’t forget to add some ‘Pam’! Once poured onto pan, pop into the oven and let sit at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. After cooking is completed, take out of the oven and let cool for 5 minutes. ENJOY!

I made this recipe for a Mau Mau killer in order to show what is needed, or what it takes to be a member of the Mau Mau. I chose this certain genre because conveys a very unique way to understand the concept of the Mau Mau, and the types of things they did to people. They caused much suffering, therefore I wanted to create a new way to look at this issue, and grasp a better understanding.

Embedded Presentation from Slideshare

Blog Posts

Aly's Blog

Research Paper with Works Cited Page

Research Paper with Works Cited

Evernote Notebook

mau mau research

Discussion Area

Subject Author Replies Views Last Message
Portfolio Feedback chandler54156 chandler54156 2 44 Dec 9, 2010 by ryan54131 ryan54131