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Chess master: From Uganda slum to real life fairy tale

Phiona Mutesi discovered a new way of thinking through chess -- and now her fairy tale story has made it to the big screen
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Life Stories: Interview with Phiona Mutesi

Hobbies / Chess : The Chess Drum

Phiona Mutesi at the Women in the World Conference. (Wikipedia) A very interesting interview with Phiona Mutesi has been produced by NTV Uganda. This fascinating 41-minute video is serving as the precursor to the upcoming movie base...

Star of the chess world rose from the slums of Kampala

Hobbies / Chess : Susan Polgar Chess Daily

The Queen of Katwe How a new star of the chess world rose from the slums of Kampala. By Anna Clark / October 4, 2012 ”Phiona Mutesi is a young chess prodigy from Uganda whose fierce mind has sparked notice not only because it’s rela...

‘Queen of Katwe’ Highlights Slate of TIFF Films Depicting Life in Africa

Religion / Christianity : Christianity Today

Phiona Mutesi's story of chess success speaks of God's faithfulness. I f anyone might be forgiven for thinking God had abandoned her, it would be Phiona Mutesi. Born into one of the poorest areas of Uganda and raised by a single mot...

From Ghetto to Chess Champion Trailer: Queen of Katwe!

Entertainment : EclipseMagazine

10-year-old Phiona Mutesi lives with her family in a slum in Katwe, Uganda. When she is introduced to chess, her family’s love and support lead her to greater things. Disney’s Queen of Katwe tells the true story of Phiona Mutesi. It...

Uganda success story: From elementary school dropout to chess master

News / International Affairs : CBSNews: World

Growing up in one of Uganda's largest slums, Phiona Mutesi dropped out of school at the age of six. She sold corn to help her family survive. Little did she know she'd later become her country's first female chess champion. Jericka ...


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