: 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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It offered me exactly what I had expected-the story from dawn to dusk of the Bhutto family. I agree, there’s another side to every story and I haven’t read any from the fattima camp Benazir Bhutto The short biok – I loved it!
The author has been quite candid with sharing names, places, dates and incidents – and many of those mentioned were direct attackers causing her father’s death – who still occupy seats of power in the ruling government of Pakistan today including the president.
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See all 28 reviews. It is more of a famliy story and a picture of the other side of the story which claims hands of family members behind murders in the family. No one can deny that Fatima Bhutto is song good writer. A very interesting and informative book by Fatima who tells the story of her book, their personal life, and his family’s political history. Subscribe to Read More to find out about similar books.
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.
Fatima draws out the contradictions of her life and her family without any effort to reason with them. Since politics wasn’t one of my somgs until very recently, I have to admit that the name rang absolutely no bells.
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A definite five stars. I am glad to have read this book – for it now gives Pakistan a flesh and blood – realistic experiences to tie with – making it impossible to hate or be apathetic to. I haven’t read her fiction In the shadow of the crescent moonbut I might just fo it up – I like her style and her prose.
Mar 17, Tayyba Kanwal rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.
It was only gradual disillusionment with Benazir’s conduct, blooe her ineffective premiership from tothat prompted him to return from exile, determined to clean up the country in line with his father’s original modernising, anti-feudal, socialist vision.
An apple that seems red to a human, may seem colourless to the same human’s pet dog, and to an ant crawling nearby, the entire universe. I just finished this book, which is available cheaply second-hand on amazon.
There are indeed highly suspicious circumstances surrounding the so-called “shoot-out” with police. A Novel Fatima Bhutto 3. Murtaza, for her daughter was an amazing father and an honest politician when he later joined politicswho wanted to change the condition of his people back home.
Also I felt that maybe she should have mentioned the bood things that her aunt Benazir did for Pakistan. Sep 08, Nabila rated it byutto not like it.
But compare Fatima’s uncritical canonisation of her father with a dialogue attributed to him by Shyam Bhatia of Outlook magazine in an article titled ‘A Strange Encounter with Murtaza Bhutto’.
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Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Finally, the book ends up as a confused mishmash of lived experiences, personal histories and perceptions masquerading as political acumen. The rivalry between the energetic and idealistic Murtaza and bhtuto calculating and ambitious Benazir gives the book its central dynamic. Feb 24, Linda rated it liked it.
Zardari only to mention a few ; her book does provide an in depth and often juicy look into the bloody history of Pakistan although biasedwhich may otherwise become too boring for a lot of people. Product details Paperback Publisher: We will never know what Pakistan would be now if he had been alive. This is a book everyone should read. The book is a memoir,written by a girl part of the famous political hierarchy- ‘The Bhuttos’.
But hearing her story has developed a new found respect for her, in me. 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.
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