: 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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How long does such a phenomena take to occupy a seat of normalcy in one’s mind? Showing of 28 reviews. View all 5 comments.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? She does offer an interesting alternative viewpoint farima the Bhutto sibling rivalry, in fact not even rivalry but the quest of the sogns Benazir to take what she felt was rightfully hers reins of PPP and Pakistan itself.

If she focused more on the ‘memoir’ part rather than politics I probably would have given this a higher rating. The book goes like this: It contains detailed description of the emergence of ‘The Bhuttos’ as a Political force to reckon with in Pakistan and also includes the degradation and corruption which got imbibed in the Party structures later on.

Songs of Blood and Sword

As such, when I read this I had to constantly remind myself that the subtitle is “A Daughter’s Memoir. One’s view of the world or a part of it depends largely on where one is sitting, on the context or one’s observations. In clear and unpretentious prose it gives a vivid impression of the brutal and corrupt world of Pakistani power politics, which has resulted in the violent deaths of four members of the Bhutto dynasty in the past 31 years.

The only thing I disliked about the book was the way she didn’t write the book in a chronological order. Fatima Bhutto has endured a lot, was close to her father and suffered through terrible agony upon losing her.


East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. With their feudal, arrogant attitude, the Bhuttos have been part of the problem and not the solution. Rose, retired education researcher. Songs of Blood and Sword tells the story of a family of feudal landlords who became powerbrokers.

It offered me exactly what I had expected-the story from dawn to dusk of the Bhutto family. The Bhutto’s have fatmia amounts of wealth, and a lot of inter-family murder. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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Songs of Blood and Sword by Fatima Bhutto

The book draws accusations of a significant, if not a damning evidence of her father being killed as a vindictive victim of Asif Ali Zardari and his aides.

She wrote “In fact, the book is an attack on Zardari whom Fatima blames for everything wrong with Pakistan today. Read reviews that mention fatima bhutto benazir bhutto mir murtaza murtaza bhutto aunt benazir songs of blood blood and sword bhutto family bhutto clan reading this book worth reading zulfikar ali well researched sister benazir ali bhutto benazir and her husband father mir murtaza bhuto mir bhutto the father pakistan.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I could try to understand her emotion by the end of it, no longer did I see any lack of objectivity. There are moments of brilliance at points, bloof for literary mastery it’s not meant to but the way it could move the reader so much.

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Her father, who happily hobnobbed with terrorists sogs wholeheartedly participated in political violence is immortalised as a martyr and man of t I don’t know why I expected, if not impartially, at least some semblance of the truth?

View all 15 comments. After realizing what it was about as I read through first few pages, I was almost going to give it up. Fatima Bhutto tells and incredible story about the legacy and loss of her family. My concern was to have an independent witness to the interview with Murtaza that was in progress and Danny—once I fatjma the situation—agreed to come over.


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. It’s a page turner. The author also hinted that the mysterious poisoning of her uncle Shahnawaz Bhutto in was the work of some combination of the Zia regimethe CIA and Benazir. It’s just a sort-of-autobiography by Fatima Bh Disclaimer: The book recounts author’s father, Murtaza Bhutto ‘s murder by the Pakistani police in Karachi inwhen she bbook a teenager of 14 years old.

Since politics wasn’t one of my interests until very recently, I have to admit that the name rang absolutely no bells. But hearing her story has developed a new found respect for her, in me. From the beginning the books was a confusing tangle of people with similar names and it was clearly written from a single point of view by Bhutto, where everything her father did was right and everyone else was clearly wrong.

However, there are parts in which the book lacks – understandably so – mainly in criticism of Murtaza – at failing to see the futility of an armed struggle – or given his choice of embracing it – his failure to understand its implications upon his perception as a terrorist.

Start reading Songs of Blood and Sword: The book fstima filled with family epistles, political history, violence and prose churned out through interviews with acquaintances, coteries and foreign journalists from Europe and Asia. On this basis, Fatima awards Benazir and Zardari “moral responsibility” for her father’s death. I did think Midway through the book that the writer’s personal judgements are harming her objectivity, But in the end it all tied up.