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The Queen of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion

The Queen of Katwe: One Girl's Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion


作者  /  Tim Crothers

出版社 / SCRIBNER

出版日期 / 2016/09/06

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$560

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2017年奧斯卡金像獎黑馬《西洋棋后》原著,烏干達小女孩如何成為棋后的真實故事。

「一本勇敢追夢的人必讀的書。」
--《圖書館期刊》(Library Journal)

「一本潛能之力與堅毅奇蹟的動人之書,深具普世價值。這個故事給你啟發,並且讓你知道,有多少的Phiona在我們當中。」
--《紐約時報》

「Crothers的部份成就是他描繪了在惡劣環境中的數百萬人必須每日不斷地奮鬥,只為了給自己與家人基本生活所需,大部分的他們都少了Phiona Mutesi所能夠有的光明以及幾乎不可能的可能性。」
--《波士頓環球報》(The Boston Globe)

2005年的某一天,9歲的烏干達女孩Phiona Mutesi跟著哥哥走到了一座佈滿灰塵的走廊,在那裏她遇見了難民出身的傳教士Robert Katende。Katende有一個不太可能實現的夢:他要讓在Katwe貧民窟的孩子透過下西洋棋獲得自主的人生。西洋棋對這群孩子來說,是極其陌生的活動,在他們的母語中沒有一個相應的字來代表西洋棋。就在塵土之中,Katende擺上了棋盤,開始教孩子們下棋。第一個孩子來到這個地方只為了一碗粥,然而越來越多的孩子喜歡上這樣的比賽,因為下棋就跟他們在日常生活遇到的情況相似,都必須靠著堅毅來突破重重難關。在這些孩子當中,因天分而出眾的就是Phiona。

11歲時,Phiona獲得了家鄉的青少年冠軍,15歲成為全國冠軍。現在她已經取得女性大師候補(Woman Candidate Master)的頭銜,但是這還不夠,Phiona夢想成為真正的大師(Grandmaster)。為了達到這樣的目標,她必須解決在這個世界上最不穩定的國家裡的生活上的大小事情。

The “astonishing” (The New York Times Book Review) and “inspirational” (Shelf Awareness) true story of Phiona Mutesi—a teenage chess prodigy from the slums of Uganda—soon to be a major motion picture starring David Oyelowo and Academy Award–winner Lupita Nyong’o.

One day in 2005 while searching for food, nine-year-old Ugandan Phiona Mutesi followed her brother to a dusty veranda where she met Robert Katende. Katende, a war refugee turned missionary, had an improbable dream: to empower kids in the Katwe slum through chess—a game so foreign there is no word for it in their native language. Laying a chess­board in the dirt, Robert began to teach. At first children came for a free bowl of porridge, but many grew to love the game that—like their daily lives—requires persevering against great obstacles. Of these kids, one girl stood out as an immense talent: Phiona.

By the age of eleven Phiona was her country’s junior champion, and at fifteen, the national champion. Now a Woman Candidate Master—the first female titled player in her country’s history—Phiona dreams of becoming a Grandmaster, the most elite level in chess. But to reach that goal, she must grapple with everyday life in one of the world’s most unstable coun­tries.

Filled with aspiration, determination, and belief, The Queen of Katwe is a “remarkable” (NPR) and “riveting” (New York Post) book that shows how “Phiona’s story transcends the limitations of the chessboard” (Robert Hess, US Grandmaster). This is “a must-read for all who dare to dream” (Library Journal, starred review).







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681315962009
ISBN 13 /9781501127182
ISBN 10 /1501127187
EAN /9781501127182

頁數256
尺寸21.2X14CM
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
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