Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods | Black Inc.

Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo

Notify me when this book is back in stock.

Free delivery anywhere in Australia

About the author

Vanessa Woods is the author of It’s Every Monkey For Themselves (2007), in which she described her experiences chasing wild capuchin monkeys through the Costa Rican jungle. She has written for the Discovery Channel, BBC Wildlife, New …

More about Vanessa Woods

Praise for Bonobo Handshake

‘Woods manages to find a near perfect balance between a history of the region, details of research at the sanctuary, interesting information about the peace-loving, sexually liberated, matriarchal society of the bonobos and, almost as an aside, the love story of two people in a dangerous part of the world’ —Sydney Morning Herald


‘Funny, adventurous, and heartbreaking. This must-read book illuminates extraordinary courage in both people and animals.’ —Sara Gruen, author of the New York Times bestseller Water for Elephants


‘This is a startling book. Page after page astonished me. A beautifully written journey … told with striking honesty, humour, and intelligence.’ —Alan Alda

‘This book is both shocking and hilarious.’ —Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human


'Genuinely thought-provoking.’ —Sunday Age


‘Fun and informative.’ —Australian


‘A fascinating story’ —Examiner


‘Enchanting’ —Herald Sun