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

BAKA PYGMIES - PYGMY PIROGUE (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


Pygmy pirogue, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Baka man in a pirogue (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"Se risali un po' verso nord, dove il fiume si stringe rovesciando tronchi e piroghe, ecco, laggiù c'è uno di quei varchi. Un passaggio stretto tra i rami degli alberi. Oltre il fiume, non sai. Nessuno ha mai avuto il coraggio di attraversarlo, e vedere cosa c'è di preciso dall'altra parte..."

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 paddle hitting the water, moving by pirogue
in a rainforest river; in the background, bird and insect calls.




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=81       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 21:22.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).