Priscillia Kounkou Hoveyda


Priscillia is a Congolese-Iranian-French human rights jurist, a writer, documentary filmmaker, and the founder of the Collective for Black Iranians—a creative and critically conscious initiative proposing an Iranian culture that stands fully at its Black and African intersections. She holds dual international law and business degrees from Sorbonne Law, ESSEC Business School and NYU Law. She is based in Freetown, Sierra Leone.


Race Beyond Borders

Iran: “Blackness is a Surprise”Iran: “Blackness is a Surprise”

Our guest, Priscillia Kounkou Hoveyda, founder of the Collective for Black Iranians, guides us through the emotional terrain of her country’s little-known Black experience.

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