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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Field research, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Noting indigenous terminology in a Baka camp, during an expedition into the rainforest (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"After months of living with them, the Baka have taught me hundreds of words and I have books full of notes, drawings, charts and diagrams, Not that I understand everything they say to me, or that I no longer use gestures to express myself. In fact, I still stammer through a conversation, drawing objects in the air with my hands, my face muscles stretched into every expression possible..."

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

Soundscape: Baka people identifying a Tricuspix Pangolin and
a Long Queue Pangolin (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon).

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

      Page URL:       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 20:55.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).