Author of The Queen of Katwe, Tim Crothers
Phiona Mutesi is playing chess with her coach, Robert Katende. There are several things you can't see that make this remarkable. For one, they are playing in Katwe, a sprawling slum in Kampala, Uganda ... one of the worst slums in all of East Africa.
At 16-years-old, Phiona Mutesi is already one of the best chess players in the world. American sports writer Tim Crothers tells her story in his new book, The Queen of Katwe: A Story of Life, Chess, and One Extraordinary Girl's Dream of Becoming a Grandmaster.
Tim Crothers was in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
This segment was produced by The Current's Hassan Santur.
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