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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Deforestation in Central Africa, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Gabon)
Deforestation in Central Africa: rainforest trees stacked around a sawmill (Gabon).

"We are close to the sawmill. Everywhere there are trunks of felled trees, marked with painted signs, and wood planks tied together. And the continuous, deafening roar of heavy machinery. Smoke and ash that coat everything, falling like rain from the sky. An immense fire blazes, where the waste wood from the mill ends up..."

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

Soundscape: a piece of xylophone
polyrithmic music from Bamenda Grassfields.

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 21:55.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).