13. Aug, 2020

Profile - Phiona Mutesi

During the week I picked up a second hand copy of Queen of Katwe which recounts the chess journey of Phiona Mutesi, women's champion from Uganda

From the Prologue - She wins the decisive game but she has no idea what it means. Nobody has told her what’s at stake so she just plays, like she always does. She has no idea she has qualified to compete at the (2010) Olympiad. No idea what the Olympiad is… none of her teammates really have any idea where she is from or where she aspires to go, because Phiona Mutesi is from someplace where girls like her don’t talk about that...

* More background & Disney film trailer

👍 Video - Chess Olympiad 2014 (4:51 min)