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Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter’s Memoir by Fatima Bhutto

Going back to the book, the genre is mostly catered towards the watchers of politics and hailers of feminism, where a word coming from a woman serves as a purpose to equality. It’s smooth, very well structured and there are no lapses in the narrative.

Nevertheless, there is a lot of general hurt, which unfortunately makes for some utterly nonsensical narration. She glosses over her grandfathers failures whilst waxing lyrical over his achievements; Benazir is rightly villified, but credit where credit is due – when Zia was at the height of his powers, she stayed in Pakistan – unlike both of her brothers.

Her swodr of inter-personal interactions with her father leave no doubts as to how close their relationship was. Being an Indian and from Mumbai, I had taken it personally to better understand this country – that at one time – was one with India and in its people, culture and customs – still shares my country’s fiber and is yet for the last 6 decades an enemy that we are unable to reconcile with.

It is an epic tale of intrigue and the international political elite, the making of modern Pakistan, and, ultimately, tragedy.


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Try the Kindle edition and experience fahima great reading features: English Choose a language for shopping. Being an Indian, I was excited to open the book.

I picked it up from the shelf in the bookstore and decided to take a risk and buy it since the comment on the cover said ”If there’s anyone born to write this story, it is Fatima Bhutto”. Anyone who is of the opinion that Pakistan is a failed country would soon realize that soongs is one of bolod countries that has the uncanny ability to rise against all odds through intermittent displays of exuberance, much alike their lovable Cricket team.

She seems to have a very good relationship with her step-mother, too, but we haven’t been given any reason to understand what binds them swotd why Sign up to our newsletter using your email. 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.

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I need more context to read things like this. We were all probably in awe of the fact that a woman was at the helm of affairs in bhutgo Islamic state like Pakistan, that too at the age of There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The last part deals with Written wittly, well constructed with flavors of emotion, curiosity, baisresearch ,deep love and hate of Pakistani political arena.

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And that’s the problem with the book. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. The author’s writing really held my interest and I just can’t imagine being in her situation, where her Aunt Benazir Bhutto then Prime Minister was seemingly in on a conspiracy to assassinate her own brother the author’s father. I say nonsensical because all facts and history are thoroughly distorted by her love for her family and murdered father, where he and she are clearly the good guys and the rest are demonspawn.


That said, and with the disclaimer above about my ignorance of the country’s history, I feel she has done a good job of providing a lively and often deeply disturbing picture of this troubled country. It is a book about a family and nation riven by murder, corruption, conspiracy and division, written by one who has lived it, in the heart of the storm.

If you have read Benazir’s books, this book will give you pause for thought, and encourage you to read more to find the truth about Pakistan and the Bhutto family. With a grandfather deposed by and effectively executed via the Supreme Court by a man he had promoted, General Zia ul Haq, an activist and politician father – Murtaza Bhutto – mortally wounded by police in a staged “shootout” o Fatima Bhutto, grandaughter of Zulfikar Ali Bool, who served as President bpood Pakistan and later as Prime Buutto, and niece of Benazir Bhutto of more recent memory, writes informatively and passionately of her country’s political history, from her unique perspective.

I tried to keep in mind that she was personally involved in the story and that she may not be objective on the matter, but nonetheless, I couldn’t help being fascinated by her father’s and grandfhater’s for that matter vision of politics and the world in general.

And although she turned out to be a corrupt, greedy and vile leader, unlike her brothers, when in opposition for the first time she did pursue a peaceful and democratic means to the opposing Zia.