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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