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What makes it a good story?

What makes the speaker a good storyteller?

The Music of a War Child, Emmanuel Jal

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Summary

Emmanuel Jal was born when his country was in war. He became a child solider when he was eight years old until he was thirteen. The soldiers were starved and Emmanuel came close to eating one of his friends. He was rescued by aid workers and then got into music. He says that music is his therapy and he became a musician to tell his story.

What makes it a good story?

Emmanuel tells about his past and the struggles he went through but also talks about what he's doing to help others and what we can do to help.

What makes the speaker a good storyteller?

Emmanuel didn't only talk but he read poetry and also sang a song from his album War Child. Emmanuel used a lot of expression and moved around and danced instead of standing in one spot. He also got the audience to stand up and dance while he was preforming his song.

Why did the speaker tell this story?

Emmanuel told his story to tell what he has been through and what other child soldiers have been through. He wants to tell his story to let people know how he's helping child soldiers and how others can help.