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Things seems boring in the start, but as story builds itself around villainous characters it seems interestingfeelings of fear n interest cross each other at occasions.

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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I want to learn more about Pakistan history and culture, but this book hasn’t grabbed me. However, for a person who has been politically aware since an early age sohgs has been active in political literature of Pakistan, I feel that Fatima Bhutto misses facts, idealizes her father to the extent of worshiping him and conveniently forgets to ghutto a lot of realities of the politics of this country.

Jun 12, Debasmita Bhowmik rated it liked it. In Septemberfourteen-year-old Fatima Bhutto shielded her baby brother while shots rang out outside the family home in Karachi. It’s a page turner.

With bhutti in mind, I probably should have chosen a more impartial source than one of the Bhutto’s These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. There are indeed highly suspicious circumstances surrounding the so-called “shoot-out” with police.

May 11, Kritika Swarup rated it it was amazing. Mar 24, Abeer Minhas rated it it was ok. Get to Know Us. View all 15 comments. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There are moments of brilliance at points, not og literary mastery it’s not meant to but the way it could move the reader so much.


Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter’s Memoir

She currently lives in Karachi. That bit of Wow, what a riveting story if you are a Pakistani. 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.

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Also I felt that maybe she should have mentioned the good things that her aunt Benazir did for Pakistan. In this book, Fatima Bhutto vouchsafes Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as an architect of constitutional reform bhuto the father of foreign diplomacies for Pakistan. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. With their feudal, arrogant attitude, the Bhuttos have been part of the problem and not the solution.

Between Mosque and Military. She keeps bhurto about how she’s the niece or daughter or second-cousin of some murdered Bhutto politician, as if that makes her really really bhuttoo. This builds into a classic clash of good versus evil, with the author eventually joining up all her father’s and grandfather’s enemies into one secretive coalition — an army-Benazir-feudal-US alliance.

This book is about whiny rich politicians who it is hard to empathize with. One of swors, Danny McGrory from the Daily Express, was a personal friend and had been best man at my wedding. Her descriptions of inter-personal interactions with her father leave no doubts as to how close their relationship was. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Hardcoverpages. But for the great danger involved, I wish Fatima Bhutto swoord enter Pakistani politics and clean its Augean stables like her father had hoped to do before he died. 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. It is an epic tale full of the romance and bok of feudal life, the glamour and licence of the international political elite and ultimately, the tragedy of four generations of a family defined by a political idealism that would destroy them.


After realizing what it was about as I read through first few pages, I was almost going to give it up. If she focused more on the ‘memoir’ ssord rather than politics I probably would have given this a higher rating. English Choose a language for shopping. There is here undoubtedly a skewed perspective against Benazir Bhutto her aunt and for her father Murtazabut it worth reading to learn more about the inherent controversy about and within the Bhutto family.

I usually finish every book I picked this becasue of an interest in Pakistan and I thougth it would help me to understand the b,ood issues there more.

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. The problem is mainly mine.

Customers who bought this item also bought. And then there’s Murtaza himself; friend of Colonel Gaddaffi, would be terrorist, boyfriend of a woman married to one of the Greek Junta; a man who somehow thought it best that his 3 year old daughter never see her mother The author obviously is most proud of her father, who was Prime Minister at one time, until assassinated by Benazir and her husband, Zardari.

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