“But the forest does know it...” Persistence of omusitu in the BaNande culture and thought (Democratic Republic of Congo)

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Francesco Remotti;

The BaNande, farmers of the hills of the North Kivu (Democratic Republic of the Congo), call themselves proudly abakondi, the young and strong men who cut down the trees, who destroy the forest. Almost their entire culture is based on the principle of the “cut” (eritwa)... View more
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