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“When author Deni Béchard discovered bonobos shared almost 99 percent of human DNA, and based their relationships on cooperation and collaboration, he knew he had to write about them.”
—Interview with Béchard in Independent European Daily Express
Advance Praise for Empty Hands, Open Arms
“Here is the matter of conservation given profound explanation—a searching and knowing consideration that enables an important social and political and cultural struggle in Africa to become a needed lesson for us who live elsewhere to ponder, take to heart.”
—Robert Coles, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, MacArthur Fellow, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
"A seed of hope in our time’s garden of despair."
—Dale Peterson, author of The Moral Lives of Animals and Jane Goodall: the Woman who Redefined Man
“Intelligent, engaged, and above all, astonishingly perceptive.”
—Dinaw Mengestu, MacArthur Fellow and author of The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears
“'Masterful and moving."
—Grant Hayter-Menzies, author of Imperial Masquerade and Shadow Woman
"A tour de force."
—Bruce Rich, author of Mortgaging the Earth
“Deni Béchard's riveting journey through the ‘dark continent’ provides a surprising uplifting story about a radically different and successful conservation program.“
—David Suzuki, author of The Sacred Balance
"Béchard's adventurous travels in the Congo offer spice to this rich, complex account."
"Béchard’s masterful, adventure-driven reporting delivers an inspiring account of an all-too-rare ecological success story."
Praise for Deni Béchard
"Stunningly poignant." —O, The Oprah Magazine
"Béchard has a voice and a vision all his own, both tough-minded and passionately emotional." —Kirkus Reviews
"A clearly gifted writer." —Robert Olen Butler