African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples
Termite gathering - Young Baka boy piercing a big termite nest with a spear, after having smoked it with burnt twigs (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).
"One day you go out to lay your traps, the next you gather termites. And every life that you take away from the forest is transformed within you: every fruit that you pick, every animal you kill. You must not feel guilty about this, the Baka say. In a moment the forest takes back what it has given..."
Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)