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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Green Mamba, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Gabon)
Green Mamba (Dendroaspis jamesoni) in the rainforest of Gabon (Gabon).

"A tree falling the wrong way, a hungry leopard, sickness, a little green mamba hidden among the leaves of your hut. And everything begins again. In the end you always give back what you have taken. You are recycled, like all other things..."

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

Soundscape: fragment of a Bafut dance
(Northwestern 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 16:57.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).