Bonobo Handshake threads together the story of bonobos (the lesser known, high sex drive, peace & love version of chimpanzees), the wonderful people and terrible conflict of Congo, a very frank no-frills story of a marriage... and ties it all together by getting at the heart of human nature. What more could you want from a few hundred pages!
You may know nothing about bonobos (I didn't) but you'll fall in love with them.
You may know little about Congo (I've worked there and it rang very true) but you'll be hooked on finding out more.
You have probably never heard of this author (I hadn't) but she's really funny, profound and tells a cracking story.
This book made me laugh, cry, smile and think about the best and worst of this world. This is a wonderful, wonderful read -- you'll love it!