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

BAKA PYGMIES - OLD WOMAN WITH BASKET (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


Old woman with basket, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Old Baka woman with a basket on her back, outside a mud hut (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"The final blessing also comes through the old woman's mouth. She wets you with her lucky saliva. You feel her mouth on your hair, her rough open hands on your ears. She presses your head between her hands. Good luck be with you, she says. And then disappears, swallowed up by the crowd."

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=55       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 13:15.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).