What happened during the Arab slave trade in east Africa?

I’m from Eritrea and a lot of people assume I’m middle eastern because of my name and the way I look. However, someone told me I look the way I do because of slavery. I was confused because the only kind I’ve heard of was American slavery, and even then, the enslaved people weren’t from East Africa, so how could my ancestors be affected? Well, my friend explained that there was an Arabian slave trade which enslaved people from East Africa. She also says that this is why East African people look so different from West African people. Where can I read more about this kind of slavery?

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