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

Old woman with basket
PHOTO: Old Baka woman with a basket on her back, 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 final blessing also comes through the old woman's mouth. She wets you with her lucky saliva. You feel her mouth on your hair, her rough open hands on your ears. She presses your head between her hands. Good luck be with you, she says. And then disappears, swallowed up by the crowd."

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