Game of Her Life by Tim Crothers
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... Game of Her Life by Tim Crothers Tim Crothers follows Phiona Mutesi, a 14 year-old chess prodigy from a slum in Uganda, to deliver this inspiring story Game of Her Life, which centers on inspiration from chess. Phiona Mutesi had never heard of chess before, and as fate would have it, pangs of hunger lead her to a game that she says, “Is a lot like my life” (Crothers 157). In this regard, she plays and uses chess to help her solve the problems in her life due to her insecure environment.
Hunger led Phiona to a rickety church where she saw children of her age playing with pieces on tattered boards. In effect, this collapsing church became her solace from the conditions at Katwe. Three national champi...