Ben McFarlin
10th Honors World Literature/Composition
December 2010

Multigenre Artifact 1 and Narrative

Ishmael Beah Obituary

I chose to do this project because it really sums up Ishmael's life. For the people who haven't read this book, they would have to either read the whole book or look up his biography. However, this is short and it gets to the point. I really liked this project because it shows all of the good things that Ishmael was able to do after overcoming his experiences in Africa. It also gives more detail on his life in America than his book did. Because of looking up this information, I was able to gain more information than I had previously known about him.

Multigenre Artifact 2 and Narrative


I chose to write these blogs because they help me to put myself in his position. By doing this, I was able to really think about what it would be like to be a child soldier. It also made me aware to some of the things that he now has to go through even though he now lives in a safer place. It made me realize how strong he must be emotionally to wake up every day knowing that he killed a lot of innocent people. Overall, I think that it just really helped me to understand the position he was in and is in now as a whole.

Multigenre Artifact 3 and Narrative

I chose to make him a facebook page because it shows a lot of pictures of him along with giving the basic information about him. The "information" section in Facebook makes it easy to see the information about him and won't leave you looking for information about him. As I said above, I really like how it lets me post a lot of pictures of him. It lets me put in a lot of pictures that go right along with his facebook posts about him giving speeches. It also is a way that is easy for many people to understand because many people have facebook accounts.

Child Soldiers Presentation

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Africa Research Paper

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