Siyah is a descriptive term for 'black' in Turkish. It is the title of a series for award-winning collective Afropean focusing on a variety of themes and narratives binding both Turkey, its Ottoman past and parts of the African diaspora. The series is not intended to be an exhaustive treatment of all the histories and ties connected between these two communities. It will serve as an introduction into themes well-known in Africana studies, framed within Turkey's European and Islamic context.
The curators of this project are journalist Adama Juldeh Munu and Afropean co-editor Nat Illumine.
Check out more about Afropean here