Published On: Sun, Jan 18th, 2015

The Queen of Katwe

To be an African, is to be an underdog in the World, to be a Ugandan is to an Underdog in Africa, to be from Katwe, is to be an Underdog in Uganda, to be a woman, is to be an underdog in Katwe ‘

The inspirational Story of Phiona Mutesi

“The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl’s Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster”, by Tim Crothers.Disney has optioned the rights to the book, and is started working on a movie as of 2012. There is also a documentary about Phiona on YouTube as of 2012. In September 2013, Mutesi played against Lutaaya Shafiq Holmes who she beat, and thus took the trophy in the Uganda National Junior Chess Championship of 2013, which was held at City Oil Kira Road in Kisementi, Kololo. In 2014, Phiona played in the 41st Chess Olympiad, on the Ugandan women’s team.

Phiona is also the youngest person ever to win the African chess championship

Source  : Wikipedia

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