Siyah: Black Eunuchs: The Case of Bashir Agha

This personal piece authored by Zeinab Suleiman focuses on the life of Bashir Agha, a prominent African eunuch during slavery in the Ottoman Empire, and what his life can tell us about the treatment of Black eunuchs in the imperial court. It’s the third instalment in ‘Siyah’, a series exploring the