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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Meet Uganda’s Chess Queen Who Is Now The Subject Of A Disney Movie
Phiona Mutesi, who grew up at in Katwe slum in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, has become the subject of a Disney movie.The Queen of Katwe tells how she dropped out of school early, but started playing chess aged nine, becoming a grandmaster. It stars Oscar winner Lupita Ny’ongo and British-born Nigerian actor David Oyelowo.She tells BBC Africa she hopes her life story will inspire others.