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RAINFOREST AND AFRICAN PYGMIES

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

Breastfeeding woman
PHOTO: Baka woman breast feeding a baby outside a mud hut (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).
SOUNDSCAPE: voices in a Baka camp. In the background, insects and birds of the surrounding rainforest (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon)


"The women blow air onto the fires under the cooking pots, then set to work weaving baskets, seated outside the mouth of their hut. They slip back into the belly of the hut to breast feed their babies, sitting on the bed, which is a plant fibre mat spread over shredded banana leaves..."

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