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Songs of Blood and Sword

It’s an amazing account of resilience, ideals and vook all, the love between a father and daughter. Aug 16, Naveed Qazi rated it really liked it.

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. Murtaza Bhutto, Fatima’s father has been portrayed as a virtuous man, the ideal son, brother, father, lover etc etc. During his absence Benazir Bhutto became a political fatma within Pakistan, including a period as prime minister between December and August This book has plenty of inside dirt from the author’s point of view, about her aunt Booi Bhutto, uncle Asif Ali Zardari, and several other members of the family and the political reign in Pakistan.

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She introduces herself on the cover as a granddaughter to an executed man, a niece to a murdered uncle and assassinated aunt and daughter to an assassinated father. A Daughter’s Memoir on your Kindle in under a minute. This prolonged absence gave Benazir a free hand in Pakistan, allowing her a clear run at the leadership of Zulfikar Ali’s political creation, the Pakistan People’s party. And that’s the problem with the book.

Once Fatima’s favourite aunt, nicknamed Pinky, Benazir is shown as a faitma woman who may have had a hand in her brothers’ deaths. Songs of Blood and Sword is a memories written by Fatima Bhutto. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


Subscribe to Read More to find out about similar books. Fatima also believes that the mysterious poisoning of her uncle Shahnawaz in was the work of some combination of the Zia regime, the CIA and Benazir. Love Songs of Blood and Sword? Jan 29, Siddharth Sharma rated it it was amazing. With their feudal, arrogant attitude, the Bhuttos have been part of the problem and not the solution. Written from the perspective of a daughter fxtima is an into a family rife with political associations and has suffered the loss of many members who have fallen prey to the fafima of power at the hands of those who greed for it.

And who wants to read such a LONG rant? I haven’t read her fiction In the shadow of the crescent moonbut I might just pick it up – I like her style and her prose.

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The book focuses a lot on the author’s father and her relationship with him. 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. Zulfikar was an enemy of America, and bhutro pal of Arafat, Bashir and Gadaffi.

Aug 18, Vamsi Uppala rated it liked it Shelves: Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. 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 boko by police in a staged “shootout” outside his home, and with her aunt Benazir Bhutto assasinated, this is a particularly bloody sojgs, as reflected in the title. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The language is simple and easy to understand.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. A lot of history and an interesting look at Pakistani politics. The only thing I disliked about the book was the way she didn’t write the book in a chronolog I thought this book offered a good background on Pakistani Politics.


The inside details on the Bhutto family are invaluable. And she does this with enormous thought and sensitivity. So read, but read with an open and critical eye.

It’s just a sort-of-autobiography by Fatima Bhutto, dedicated to her father. 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. Topics Biography books The Observer.

The first quarter of the book, chronicling the events before her birth are by nature a bit more pedantic, but once her father, Murtaza Bhutto enters adulthood, the story rockets off, never returning to base, but instead exploding into fireworks not celebratory, mind you But in loving her father, Fatima overlooks facts—which is completely understandable given such a devotion for a person who blkod have looked up to all your life.

Makes me realize how lucky India was as a country to have a long lasting respected leaders, and one overarching Nehru above all who the nation listened to.

Songs of Blood and Sword by Fatima Bhutto

Also helps one understand why Pakistan is in the pits today – because there is so much corruption that the whole country stands at the mercy of a government that only concerns itself with making a buck out of every transaction, and is creating policies and rules to save itself from any and every attempt of being blamed, crippling the country and bringing it to its knees.

That bit of Wow, what a riveting story if you are a Pakistani. The author should also be commended on writing about events extremely personal and ffatima – to an extent that most of us can’t fathom.