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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Pygmy camp, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Pygmy camp at sunset in the African rainforest (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"But these are distant voices, voices that the wind breathes over us, as if from another time, from another life Sounds from a comfortable, safe world, made up of monkey hunts, leaf huts, honey gathering in the treetops and teeth filed to points to look more beautiful: a world where, suddenly, we no longer belong..."

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

Soundscape: pangolin scales crackling on the fire. In the background,
Baka camp and rainforest sounds (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon).

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

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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka and the other Pygmy peoples live, is 15:46.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).