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As a reader, the content of her memoir arouses attention. Written wittly, well constructed with flavors of emotion, curiosity, baisresearch ,deep love and hate of Pakistani bolk arena.

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Fatima tends to follow her aunt Benazir Bhutto in dramatizing and romanticizing but it is definitely worth while reading and helps to understand events in her family.

A searing testament to a troubled land, Songs of Blood and Sword reveals a daughter’s love for her father and her search to uncover the truth of his life and death.

And she does this with enormous thought and sensitivity. If you have read Benazir’s books, this fatina will give you pause for thought, and encourage you to read more to find the truth about Pakistan and the Bhutto family.

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View seord 5 comments. This is chillingly described in the beginning of the book, lucidly detailed and from an innocent child’s perspective. Pakistani books English literature non-fiction books. May 11, Kyle rated it really liked it.

View all 15 comments. Shobhan Saxena published a very negative review in Times of India by pointing unconvincing attacks on Zardari and criticised the author for being slanted on historical fact. A Daughter’s Memoir on your Kindle in under a minute. When she only talked badly about her it just made her seem more childish than she should have portrayed for herself. As only of of the three remaining members of the Bhutto family, this book will fill you with anger at the injustices that she, along with her family, have withstood, and admiration at her bravery and ability to dig so deeply into the painful past of her father’s assassination.


Although I have my fair share of disagreements with the author on a number of things, such as her insistence that her father was the real Bhutto heir and thus deserved to take the place of her father while it was BB who went through the ordeal of jails, house arrests, torture and trauma of being in the country at the time the two bolod were living a free life in Europe and then in Afghanistan, often causing problems for the Party at home; her way of patriarchal thinking in terms of a man taking being the real bhutgo while neither Zulfikar Ali Bhutto nor her father Murtaza ever discriminated between sons and daughters and the bearer of family name, often calling Benazir, Mrs.

Minutes after Danny too qnd been given a generous dollop of Scotch, Murtaza continued. In Septembera fourteen-year-old Fatima Bhutto hid in a windowless dressing room, shielding her baby brother while shots rang out in the streets outside the family home in Karachi. The story covers the events, she saw through her eyes in her young lifetime. First it has more islands than people.

Her descriptions of the significant fatimx of her life are heart wrenching and give the reader a pause. Mar 17, Tayyba Kanwal rated it really liked it Shelves: The book is filled with family epistles, political history, violence and prose churned out through interviews with acquaintances, coteries and foreign journalists from Europe and Asia. So more power to her! Start reading Songs of Blood and Sword: What might have been a poignant but limited exercise in filial piety is instead a multi-layered work, as remarkable for its adroit interweaving of the personal and the political as for its ambitious scope.


I usually finish every book I start, but in this case, I gave up. To ask other readers questions about Songs of Blood and Swordplease sign up. The Bhutto’s have obscene amounts of wealth, and a lot of inter-family murder.

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Overall a great book for learning about the history of Pakistani politics. Fatima Bhutto’s memoir of her father is a very well written, riveting and commendable effort. Her descriptions of inter-personal interactions with her father leave no doubts as to how close their relationship was. The evidence she presents implicating the current Pakistani president Asif Zardari and his deceased wife, the previous prime minister Benazir Bhutto, in the murder of the author’s father, Mir Murtaza Bhutto, is convincingly delivered and speaks for itself.

Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter’s Memoir

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat But for the great danger involved, I wish Fatima Bhutto would enter Pakistani politics and clean its Augean stables like her father had hoped to do before he died. The last 20 odd pages almost anv tears to my eyes. Fatima has authored the book well and she given a proud illusatration of Bhutto family, its royalty and past.

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