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Photo gallery with soundscapes and quotes from the book The Forest Has You

BAKA PYGMIES - LEAVE HUT (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


Leave hut, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Baka woman in front of a leave hut, in a temporary camp in the rainforest (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"And it is also sturdy, the hut: it can stand up to any storm. A tree would have to fall right on top of it before the structure of interlaced branches gave way. Then too, it's quick to build, always an advantage if nightfall suddenly finds you caught with your children in the depths of the rainforest..."

Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)


Soundscape: voices in a Baka camp. In the background, insects
and birds of the surrounding rainforest (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon).




Photo gallery about African Pygmies and the rainforest, with soundscapes from pygmy camps and the forest.

      Page URL: http://www.pygmies.org/rainforest-pygmies/photo-gallery.php?photo=16       Photos, texts and audio recordings by Luis Devin.
The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka and the other Pygmy peoples live, is 13:13.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).