Brazzaville Beach Setting & Symbolism

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Grosso Arvore

The compound in Africa, a wildlife preserve and national park, in which the Mallabar study of chimpanzees has occurred for twenty-five years. While fictional, it is located in the Congo.

East Knap

The estate outside of London at which Hope works to chronicle plant life.

Danube River

A river in the Congo which has been named the Danube by Mallabar. It separates the northern and southern groups of chimps.

Airport Hotel

The hotel in the closest town to Grosso Arvore where Hope stays when she makes the provisions runs and at which her Egyptian lover Usman lives.

Northern Territory

The northern part of Grosso Arvore where one group of chimps lives.

Southern Territory

The southern part of Grosso Arvore where a smaller and female dominated group of chimps lives.

lemma

A "truism" is mathematics, that is, a statement so simple that it need not be proved...

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