February 2, 2014
#Inspired | Nantenin Keita, an African woman to know

Nantenin Keita, daughter of Malian musician Salif Keita, is both a Paralympic athlete and social activist. Born albino with a severe visual impairment, she does not let her handicap define her, she wants to be known as a brilliant athlete regardless of her condition.

Nantenin has been collecting major recognitions for her prowess in sport, mainly in sprint competitions. Her most recent accomplishment is a bronze medal in the 100m at the Paralympic Games in London 2012. She has had many difficulties but Miss Keita is overly happy to be progressing well.

Nantenin Keita has become a model for young women with visual disabilities who do not dare to break the chains of intolerance and ignorance. She also protests against the barbarity of men towards the disabled in general and albino people.

Last November, Nantenin Keita was appointed the position of President of her father’s Foundation “Fondation pour les Albinos au Mali.” ”She is albino and I think she feels much more concerned with the activities of the foundation," said Salif Keita during his new year event in Mali last week. Through the foundation, Nantenin speaks internationally to the problems faced by albinos in the world and Africa in particular.

We are proud of this strong African woman and wish her more success!

Pictures: Salif Keita Global Foundation/afrosomething.com

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