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Deni Béchard

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The author Deni Béchard discusses his new book, Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral (Milkweed Editions, 2013), with Joseph Planta.


Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral by Deni Béchard (Milkweed Editions, 2013).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Empty Hands, Open Arms


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

A new book is out now called Empty Hands, Open Arms: The Race to Save Bonobos in the Congo and Make Conservation Go Viral. Its author Deni Béchard joins me now to talk about his observations having travelled to the Congo, seeing bonobos up close, and how conservation efforts are going. Deni Béchard has written two previous books, Vandal Love, a novel that won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and Cures for Hunger, a memoir. He’s written for a number of publications. His website is at www.dybechard.com. This book is published by Milkweed Editions. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Deni Béchard; Mr. Béchard, good morning.

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