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

Woman with painted face
PHOTO: BaKoya woman with painted face (Bakoya Pygmies, Gabon).
SOUNDSCAPE: polyphonic song recorded in a Bakoya village in the rainforest of Gabon (Bakoya Pygmies of Gabon)

"The crossroads where the road to the sawmill begins. During the day you find the traders' shops and Bantu women making manioc porridge to serve to truck drivers and passing workers. At night you find the truck drivers and passing workers having sex in the huts. Bantu and Pygmy women are the object of the sexual attentions of the office workers from the sawmill, who also pass on viruses that gradually infect the women's villages..."

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