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RAINFOREST AND AFRICAN PYGMIES

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

Field research
PHOTO: Noting indigenous terminology in a Baka camp, during an expedition into the rainforest (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).
SOUNDSCAPE: Baka people identifying a Tricuspix Pangolin and a Long Queue Pangolin (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon)


"After months of living with them, the Baka have taught me hundreds of words and I have books full of notes, drawings, charts and diagrams, Not that I understand everything they say to me, or that I no longer use gestures to express myself. In fact, I still stammer through a conversation, drawing objects in the air with my hands, my face muscles stretched into every expression possible..."

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