Pygmy peoples, photos and
sounds from the African rainforest
BAKOTA - CIRCUMCISION RITE (GABON)
African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples
A Bakota (Bantu) candidate for ritual circumcision in a rainforest village (Bakota, Gabon).
"You cut your hair, begin to dress in a different way, and the community immediately understand that you are no longer the same person. You are entering into a special stage of your life, a liminal stage. Or you are coming out of one..."
Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)