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

BAKA PYGMIES - ELDERLY WITH A CHILD (CAMEROON)

African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples


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

"Children terrified by the Spirit of the Forest hide in the women's clothes, clutch at their breasts, and suck at the milk as hard as they can. One day, they too will go off with the great Spirit. On that day, they will become men..."

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=95       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 09:33.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).