Pygmy peoples, photos and
sounds from the African rainforest
BAKA PYGMIES - LEAF HUT (CAMEROON)
African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples
Baka children outside a leaf hut, in a rainforest camp (Baka Pygmies, Cameroon).
"A hut is a green cocoon, a shell of leaves that is round and compact. Warm and welcoming, protective: as you enter you immediately feel the desire to lie down on the floor in foetal position. You are inside, but it's as if you are not there at all: the hut makes you invisible. In the sense that it is all formed from the forest, of leaves and branches, living things. Animals passing by mistake it for a bush..."
Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)