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RAINFOREST AND AFRICAN PYGMIES

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

Tears and smiles
PHOTO: Baka child cries after seeing me and is comforted by a big sister (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).
SOUNDSCAPE: voices in a Baka camp. In the background, insects and birds of the surrounding rainforest (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon)


"Out of the hut comes a hideous mask. Looking as if it has been moulded from the clay used to make cooking pots, dredged in the manioc flour pounded in the mortar, this face appears, the face of a dead Pygmy. And every time it comes out, it makes at least one child burst into tears so horribly white and bizarre that face must seem. My face."

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