Pygmy peoples, photos and
sounds from the African rainforest
BAKA PYGMIES - THE INITIATION RITE (CAMEROON)
African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples
Luis Devin during a ceremony of the Baka initiation rite (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).
"Suddenly I find that their hands are touching me. They scoop oil and coloured paste from the bowl and slowly massage my body... These are women from my old camp, come to support me during the rituals. Here, they represent my family. They look after me with the same care as the real mothers and sisters of the other boys..."
Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)