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

Leaf hut
PHOTO: Baka children outside a leaf hut, in a rainforest camp (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).
SOUNDSCAPE: Baka children speaking and, in the background, elderly woman singing a jodel lullaby (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon)

"A hut is a green cocoon, a shell of leaves that is round and compact. Warm and welcoming, protective: as you enter you immediately feel the desire to lie down on the floor in foetal position. You are inside, but it's as if you are not there at all: the hut makes you invisible. In the sense that it is all formed from the forest, of leaves and branches, living things. Animals passing by mistake it for a bush..."

Luis Devin, The Forest Has You
(La foresta ti ha - Castelvecchi/LIT Edizioni)