28 April 2017

Queen of Katwe Meets Queen of IMF

Chess has brought Phiona Mutesi from the slums of Uganda to the portals of power in Washington, D.C.

Photo top left: SM17 Conversation with Phiona Mutesi (Queen of Katwe) © Flickr user International Monetary Fund under Creative Commons.

The caption for all images said,

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Communications Assistant Director Sabina Bhatia [in red jacket] welcomes Phiona Mutesi from Uganda to the IMF Headquarters 19 April 2017 in Washington, DC. Mutesi is a chess player from Uganda where her story got told by Disney films in "Queen of Katwe". IMF Staff Photograph / Stephen Jaffe

Mutesi has been mentioned in several posts on this blog. For the first, see 'The Queen of Katwe' (January 2011).

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