FRANCE: Katoucha's Body Found?
Earlier, her handbag which had been found close to her boat had prompted some to conclude that she might have fallen into the seine after reports indicated that she might have been a bit tipsy, leading the police to say that all hypothesis “of accidental or suicidal nature” were being examined.
The ex-super model from Guinea, Katoucha Niane, a mother of three, also known as “La Princesse Peul” when she graced the catwalks, was Yves Saint Laurent’s muse. The daughter of the author and historian Djibril Tamsir Niane was born in 1960.
Katoucha has been very instrumental in the fight against female circumcision, having been herself a victim to the age old practice when she was nine years old. Her fight against this brutal practice gave her the impetus to start her own organisation (KLPCE, i.e, Katoucha for the fight againt female circumcision) to create awareness. In September 2007 she published a book titled “Dans ma chair” (in my skin) in which talks about her childhood and the brutal practice.
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