Queen of Katwe Quotes

Tim Crothers
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The colonial map of Africa had been drawn haphazardly, as if by children with crayons. Uganda's four primary tribes, who shared no culture, language, or custom, but had previously been bonded by a common colonial enemy, could no longer live in harmony inside artificial borders.
-- Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 3)

Importance: These sentences are important because they summarize the political and cultural situation in post-colonial Uganda. It is this post-colonial context that led to years of economic instability, civil war, and rampant poverty. This background information explains why Uganda is in its current situation and illuminates how a slum like Katwe can come to exist. It also hints at how cycles of poverty are perpetuated through decades of political instability and civil war.

The largest of eight slum in Kampala, Katwe (kot-Way) is one of the worst places on earth.
-- Narrator (chapter 1 paragraph 29)

Importance: While this statement may seem hyperbolic, it is significant because it is not an exaggeration. This...

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