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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Food preparation, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Woman preparing food outside a leaf hut, in a rainforest camp (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"The group share out the food they have gathered during the day. Women and children move around the camp carrying steaming pots and hunks of meat and fish wrapped in leaves. The food moves from one hut to another following precise routes, pathways that can be explained only by the relationships, of family or of friendship, existing between the people of the group..."

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

Soundscape: pangolin scales crackling on the fire. In the background,
Baka camp and rainforest sounds (Baka Pygmies of 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 16:56.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).