African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples
Baka child cries after seeing me and is comforted by a big sister (Baka Pygmies, 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 Ð so horribly white and bizarre that face must seem. My face."
Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)