THE AFRICAN DIASPORA IN IRAN

June 17, 2021

One of the earliest records of an African presence in Iran dates back to the 17th century when enslaved Africans helped the Portuguese during and Anglo-Persian attack at Hormuz. Today an estimated 10% – 15% of the population of Southern Iran is said to be Afro-Iranian. Find out more in this video. Music: Yalla by Varanti Sounds Illustrations by: Jimena Isabel Merchán & Ana Ferreras. Find them on Instagram at: @jimenaimm and @annilustra

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