- Marieke Martin
- DOBES Archive
Elicitation trees lolabe
CL and NB arrive with the interpreters DF and SNY in Nko'olong and greet the people. They are welcomed by the children who sing songs they've randomly heard on the radio and whose meaning they do not understand at all. Everybody is getting ready for the hike into the forest. A group of a few young men, two elderly women and several children is leaving the village together with the DoBeS researchers. Their first stop outside the village is the former location of the settlement. NkNaMa explains that her parents lived there before, but that the Bulu forced them to live on the road which they are doing since then. She also shows the tombs of her ancestors which they call "paradise". The she goes on to explain that the leaf she has around her finger will prevent the rain from falling.
The group continues into the forest where NkDoRe shows a type of nut the Bagyeli like to gather and eat.