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

BAKA PYGMIES - GIANT SNAILS (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


Giant snails, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Baka child with giant snails and plantains in front of a leave hut (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"Altri mi portano dei doni, una piccola pentola di argilla fatta proprio come una volta, un tessuto di corteccia battuta, strumenti musicali che non osavo neanche chiedere, come i sonagli ricavati dai gusci delle chiocciole giganti, quelle che avevo raccolto con i bambini..."

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 children's voices in a
rainforest camp (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=65       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 21:19.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).