Songs Of Blood And Sword A Daughters Memoir By Fatima Bhutto

Book-Reviews By all standards, Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughters Memoir, written by Fatima Bhutto, is a difficult read and is awkwardly (because of the enormous element of violence) told. Fatima Bhutto is known more as the niece of Benazir Bhutto, though she has a strong personality of her own. Just 27 years old, she is also a journalist, a poet and of course, beautiful. However long and hard you look through the pages of the book to find the mention of a natural death, you are unlikely to come across one. The unnatural deaths are strikingly common for the Bhutto family though youll go on reading the book to get a first-hand account of what happened to this family and why. The Early Life The author Fatima Bhutto was herself born in Kabul, the Afghan capital in 1982. Her father, Murtaza Bhutto, was in exile there at that time. She was very young when the divorce between her parents happened and she formed a strong bond with her stepmother right away. Much of her youth was spent in Damascus, and it was in 1988 when her family returned to Karachi, deemed safer after the assassination of General Zia Ul Haq. The same assassination also allowed Benazir to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the first woman in the family who decided to cover her hair. Painful And Admirable The secondary education of Fatima Bhutto was completed in Karachi, after which she went to New York to get a Bachelors degree from Columbia University and got her Masters from University of London. She is well known today for her writing and her friendship with actor George Clooney. Despite her background, she insists she has no interest whatsoever in Politics. She stays with her stepmother and stepbrother in Karachi, in one of the most posh areas of the city. This biography is expectedly painful and admirable at the same time. Benazir Met The Same Fate Throughout the book, Fatima lovingly recalls her father, Murtaza Bhutto, who led a radical political party. He was shot dead by police in Karachi in 1996. The first time Fatima pointed an accusing finger at Benazir, she responded by saying it was Murtazas own fault that he was killed. Second time, in the book, Fatima is reluctant to accuse her again. This may be due to the fact that Benazir is dead herself, and the evidence of her death was washed away just like it happened the last time when Murtaza was killed. The Touching Elements Throughout this tale of horror, the human elements of the book are touching. Fatima and Benazir were good friends earlier, and the birthdays were always spent together. Benazir would come all the way to Damascus to be with her, and would hug her whenever she would leave. Fatimas love for her father comes across as the most touching element of the book, and its only obvious that she would explain away an accusation that her father was involved in hijacking of an airplane. About the Author: The author Prasoon Kumar works for which is the leading online bookstore that offers all the current and all time great titles at never before prices. Dont think we are going to write about the entire book here, because we dont want to spoil your experience. Get the book at amazing prices and experience the travails of the first family of Pakistan first hand at ..uread../book/songs-blood-sword-fatim-bhutto/9780670082803. Article Published On: 相关的主题文章: