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

BAKA PYGMIES - CLAY GATHERING (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


Clay gathering, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Girl with a machete, gathering clay in the forest (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"We are disappearing, but at the same time we can take on any form. We are like water. We are clay just scooped out of a hole with hands and machete. We are molten metal waiting to be poured into a mould..."

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


Soundscape: rainforest insect calls and Southern
Tree Hyrax (Dendrohyrax arboreus) vocalizations.




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=67       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 21:21.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).