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

Leaving for the gathering
PHOTO: Baka woman with basket on her back, setting off to gather food from the forest (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).
SOUNDSCAPE: voices in a Baka camp. In the background, insects and birds of the surrounding rainforest (Baka Pygmies of Cameroon)

"One day you go out to lay your traps, the next you gather termites. You build a dam of branches and mud, so the river runs dry and you can fill your basket with fish. And every life that you take away from the forest is transformed within you: every fruit that you pick, every animal you kill. You must not feel guilty about this, the Baka say. There's nothing to be ashamed of..."

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