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

BAKA PYGMIES - PLANTAINS GATHERING (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


Plantains gathering, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Baka girl carrying a bunch of bananas (plantains) and palm leaves for roofing a hut (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"They will give me hot plantains and fish fresh from the streams, Atemè tells me. Boiled shrimp. Crabs. Maybe crocodile or antelope meat. Old Folì will check that I have enough to eat and then she will sit beside me, by the fire..."

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.

      Page URL: http://www.pygmies.org/rainforest-pygmies/photo-gallery.php?photo=54       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 23:21.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).