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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

African market, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Gabon)
Market in a Bantu village along a track (Gabon).

"The forest closes up behind me like a mouth. Every step takes me closer to the big track, to places where trees, animals and pygmies have been replaced by other things roads, fields of crops, markets, houses..."

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 Fang dance
from a small village in northern Gabon.

Photo gallery about African Pygmies and the rainforest, with soundscapes from pygmy camps and the forest.

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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka and the other Pygmy peoples live, is 09:42.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).