Deni Béchard is the author of Vandal Love, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, andCures for Hunger, an IndieNext pick and Amazon.ca editor’s pick for best memoir/biography in 2012. He has written for the LA Times, Outside, Foreign Policy, Salon.com, Maisonneuve, and The Harvard Review and has travelled to more than 60 countries. His new book is The Last Bonobo.
The Last Bonobo
When acclaimed author Deni Béchard learned of the last living bonobos he was astonished. How could we accept the disappearance of this majestic species, along with the rainforest it calls home? Béchard’s moving account—based on travels in the Congo and hundreds of interviews—reminds us that poverty does not equate to ignorance, that change requires more than wealth and power, and that only through collaboration can we make conservation go viral.