The Queen of Katwe - 9780349141770

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  • Product code: AZHTW
  • ISBN: 9780349141770
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 20.0cm x 14.8cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: 29/09/2016

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The Queen of Katwe - 9780349141770

Tom Crothers


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One day in 2005 while searching for food, nine-year-old Ugandan Phiona Mutesi followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert Katende. Katende, a war refugee turned missionary, had an improbable dream: to empower kids in the Katwe slum through chess - a game so foreign there is no word for it in their native language. Laying a chess-board in the dirt, Robert began to teach. At first children came for a free bowl of porridge, but many grew to love the game that - like their daily lives - requires persevering against great obstacles. Of these kids, one girl stood out as an immense talent: Phiona. By the age of eleven Phiona was her country's junior champion, and at fifteen, the national champion. Now a Woman Candidate Master - the first female titled player in her country's history - Phiona dreams of becoming a Grandmaster, the most elite level in chess. But to reach that goal, she must grapple with everyday life in one of the world's most unstable coun-tries. The Queen of Katwe is a remarkable and inspirational book that shows how 'Phiona's story transcends the limitations of the chessboard' (Robert Hess, US Grandmaster).

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Product Details

  • Product code: AZHTW
  • ISBN: 9780349141770
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 20.0cm x 14.8cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: 29/09/2016

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