AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Africans in Asia

Monday, January 18th, 2010

‘The Kaffirs’ of Sri Lanka

This fascinating short documentary, by filmmaker Kannan Arunasalam, tells the story of a small group of Sri Lankans of African descent and their attempts to “keep their culture alive in the face of falling numbers.”  According to Arunasalam, “… “historians say that the Kaffirs of Sri Lanka started arriving from the eastern shores of Africa