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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

African lion (Panthera leo), from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa
African lion (Panthera leo).

"Beyond the shantytown are the houses of the white managers of the sawmill, with armed security guards, air conditioning and all the rest. Through the windows you catch a glimpse of flickering plasma screens and elephant tusks. Horns and pelts of the most exotic African animals. African girlfriends who sit on couches sipping beer."

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

Soundscape: fragment of a Bamiléké dance during a ritual ceremony
at the Bafoussan Chef palace (Western 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 10:13.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).