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


African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples

Rainforest waterfall, from Luis Devin's anthropological research in Central Africa (Gabon)
Waterfall in the African rainforest (Gabon).

"The forest whispers things in your ear, it casts its spell over you with its melodies. It comes looking for you at night, when you close your eyes. It tells you who you are..."

Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)

Soundscape: river rapids and surrounding rainforest sounds.

Photo gallery about African Pygmies and the rainforest, with soundscapes from pygmy camps and the forest.

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The time in the tropical rainforests of the Western Congo Basin, where the Baka and the other Pygmy peoples live, is 01:38.
Every minute, at least 25 hectares (250.000 m²) of forest are destroyed around the world (source: WWF).