Secrets and Siblings

Secrets and Siblings

by Mari Manninen
translated from the Finnish by Mia Spangenberg
Zed Books

With the Chinese government now adapting to a two-child policy, Secrets and Siblings outlines the scale of the tragic consequences of its one-child policy, showing how Chinese family and society has been forever changed. In doing so it also challenges many of our misconceptions about family life in China, arguing that it is the state, rather than popular prejudice, that has hindered the adoption of girls within China.

At once brutal and beautifully hopeful, Secrets and Siblings asks what the state and its children will do now that they are becoming adults.

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