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

BAKA PYGMIES - MORTAR AND PESTLE (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


Mortar and pestle, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Baka girl with mortar and pestle at the door of a leaf hut (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"And at that moment the women around the fire, the women pounding at the mortars, the people in the community hut and the man with the machete all turn to look at us... Coming in from the forest you have the impression of a place of protection. Safe. The unexpected feeling that you have come home."

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=4       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 14:36.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).