: Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter’s Memoir ( ): Fatima Bhutto: Books. Songs of Blood and Sword [Fatima Bhutto] on *FREE* I am glad to have read this book – for it now gives Pakistan a flesh and blood – realistic. Songs of Blood and Sword has ratings and reviews. Komal said: This book is about whiny rich politicians who it is hard to empathize with. It’s.

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Instead it rankles and I can’t get past these little parts and into the bulk of the story. See all customer images. I find it hard to imagine what this family has suffered and though many dismiss their plight as a result of the political games they played – i feel that the most affected are the family who remain after their loved ones died – with questions unanswered and justice denied.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. It offered me exactly what I had expected-the story from dawn to dusk of the Bhutto family. It’s an okay book, if slightly elitist bolod pretentious. See all customer images. All I knew about Pakistan’s politics was this behemoth personality called Benazir Bhutto and after her assassination, her husband Zardari and nothing else.

She knows she is specially placed, but somewhere, wishes it away.

Product details Paperback Publisher: Fatima adored her aunt as a child, but slowly a distance opened up between them as ambition lured Benazir into Pakistan’s military governmental ajd. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Songs of Blood and Sword. The writing is the highlight, and that’s what kept me hooked to it till the end.

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Thomas Lippman published a mixed review in Washington Post by noting that “It is at least 50 pages too long, larded with self-indulgent emotional outbursts and personality sketches of minor characters, and her reflexive anti-Americanism is tiresome. But for those who like their history presented in personal terms, it will not disappoint.


I picked this becasue of an interest in Pakistan and I thougth songx would help me to understand sworf political issues there more. No one can deny that Fatima Bhutto is a good writer. F atima Bhutto was 14 years old when her father, Mir Murtaza, was shot dead by police after a gun battle outside his Karachi home in Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. After realizing what it was about as I read through first few pages, I was almost going to give it up.

Songs of Blood and Sword by Fatima Bhutto

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 i Obviously, Pakistan is very important for the United States’ War on Terror.

The cruelty of the murder somehow seems diminished by the unconscious backdrop of excessive wealth and travel that seeps through as she gives the backstory about her family. Showing of 28 reviews.

Once Fatima’s favourite aunt, nicknamed Pinky, Benazir is shown as a rapacious woman who may have had a hand sonbs her brothers’ deaths. But that is not to take away from her writing style, which is lucid and engaging especially in parts where she describes the life cycle of her father. Refresh and try again. 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.

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In Septemberfourteen-year-old Fatima Bhutto hid in a windowless dressing room, shielding her baby brother, while shots rang out in the dark outside the family home in Karachi.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to know more about Pakistan and about the Bhuttos – it serves in no small measure as a warning to the ability of power to corrupt and bring tragedies in the lives of those who seek it. Also I felt that maybe she should have mentioned the good things that her aunt Benazir did for Pakistan.


History of Pakistan timeline: Also add portraying often forgettable sibling rivalry to deep pangs of jealousy by the elder sister Benazir, who lacks a personality and charm, and is shy and thus jealous of her brothers who she is always threatened by as the real heirs of the Bhutto throne, and similar observations thrown here and there throughout the book.

In generation after generation a Bhutto family member,though coming from a famous aristocratic and feudal family, has risen to the heights of political power, and then been assassinated. The inside details on the Bhutto family are invaluable. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. 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.

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Its like the proverbial elephant and the blind men, with each subjective touch of the individual indicating a different reality, true to that individual but not necessarily to itself. The result is this book is anything but Impartial and objective. Love Songs of Blood and Sword?

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The last part deals with the tragic ending of bhuttos Concerning historical distortions, people critique reviewers for over generalising sdord. Please try again later. 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.