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

BAKA PYGMIES - WOMAN WITH A BABY (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


Woman with a baby, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon)
Baka woman with a baby (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).

"The women blow air onto the fires under the cooking pots, then set to work weaving baskets, seated outside the mouth of their hut. They slip back into the belly of the hut to breast feed their babies, sitting on the bed, which is a plant fibre mat spread over shredded banana leaves..."

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 speaking and, in the background,
elderly woman singing a jodel lullaby (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=89       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 04:39.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).