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RAINFOREST AND AFRICAN PYGMIES

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

Filed teeth
PHOTO: Baka girl with filed teeth (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).
SOUNDSCAPE: Baka arched harp. In the background, sounds and voices of a rainforest camp (Pigmei Baka del Camerun)


"She doesn't say a word. But just by looking at her you feel as if she has spoken. Her body tells stories: it is covered with cuts, holes, ritual scars, filed down teeth. All marks and signs going back through the years to a time when the Grande Piste was nothing more than a track, and you could make your clothes out of bark from the trees..."

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