African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples
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)