Queenin'

(right) Lupita Nyong'o and new talent Madina Nalwanga in The Queen of Katwe. (left) Author Tim Crother with Phiona Mutesi.

(right) Lupita Nyong'o and new talent Madina Nalwanga in The Queen of Katwe. (left) Author Tim Crother with Phiona Mutesi.

As some of you may already know by night I'm a writer/blogger, but by day I work in publishing. A few years ago I was propositioned by our design department to model. The book? The Queen of Katwe by Tim Crothers. I remember vividly them coming up to me, taking a look at my hands, and asking me would I consider. Who would have known a few years later these hands would be apart of a major motion picture (sorry to say, but no movie royalty checks being cashed over here). The Queen of Katwe has a star-studded cast, including Kenyan beauty Lupita Nyong'o and Selma actor David Oyelowo. The book, based on a popular ESPN article, is the true story of Phiona Mutesi...Read on.

 

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