Bonobo Handshake

In 2005 Vanessa Woods and her fiance settled at a bonobo sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

She soon discovered that many of the inhabitants of the sanctuary- from apes to humans- are refugees from unspeakable violence. She chronicles her experiences in the book Bonobo Handshake: A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo.


Events: Vanessa Woods will be part of a panel discussion as part of the World Science Festival
Saturday, June 5 at 3 pm
The NYU Skirball Center
566 LaGuardia Place

Vanessa Woods will be signing books as part of the World Science Festival Street Fair
Sunday, June 6, starting at 1:30 pm
Washington Square Park