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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.

The sheer contrast between the two neighboring countries in the subsequent 60 odd dword after independence isn’t a testimony to the spirit of its peoples as often p Amazing excavation of a long and complicated political history of a family simultaneously rich, powerful, successful, inspiring and eventually failing, as all great dynasties are.

Jul 16, Surabhi Kaushik rated it it was amazing. I think I can understand that she would hero-worship her father and grandfather, especially since they both did not die from natural deaths, but a consequence of that is she has an inability to approach these figures in a critical manner.

All I knew about Pakistan’s politics was this behemoth personality called Benazir Bhutto and after her assassination, her husband Zardari and nothing else.

Nov 19, Ambar rated it did not like it. I think the author plunges too quickly into the history faatima the Bhutto men and politics rather than focusing on her own childhood and her own relationship with her father. The last 20 odd pages almost brought tears to my eyes.


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Read more Read less. The first was to avenge the death of his father, former president Zulfikar Ali Bhutto inousted by General Nad. Finally, the book ends up as a confused mishmash of lived experiences, personal histories and perceptions masquerading as political acumen.

Retrieved 15 June The book focuses a lot on the author’s father and her relationship with him. Between Mosque and Military. Ultimately, Bhutto gives us a highly convincing and extremely compelling memoir, the force of which is only slightly diminished by a few retroactive attempts to trace the childhood rifts between her father and Benazir, and some petty name-calling. Second, it used to be a part of Turkey.

Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter’s Memoir

I haven’t read her fiction In the shadow of the crescent moonbut I might just pick it up abd I like her style and her prose. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. View all 15 comments.

For a person who loves reading, I give five out of five to Ms. Please review your cart. With bloodd of the current news coming out of Pakistan, it only makes one glad to be American. The Bhutto’s have obscene amounts of wealth, and a lot of inter-family murder.

Fatima identifies two key decisions that set the course of Benazir’s life. The last part deals with Written wittly, songx constructed with flavors of emotion, curiosity, baisresearch ,deep love and hate of Pakistani political arena. Mir Murtaza Bhutto left Pakistan in after the Zia regime took power, and he did not return until This book has preoccupied my mind since I started reading it 5 days ago.


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And she does this with enormous thought and sensitivity. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The book ane the history of Pakistan from the rise of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto to the fall of Murtaza, and eventually, Benazir herself. It’s an amazing account of resilience, ideals and above all, the love between a father and daughter.

I need more context to read things like this. Barring the first few pages, where she actually distorts history beyond belief, the rest of the book is an account of the life and times of Pakistan through her eyes and the eyes of her father. Songs of Blood and Sword is an account of his life seen through her eyes.

The Girl on the Train. Murtaza fled Pakistan in after the Zia regime took power, and did not return until The relationship suffers every kind of trauma that you can ever imagine.

The book is well structured starting with the incident of her father’s assassination then going backwards to tell the story of the Buttos, her grandfather, her father and h A very interesting and informative book by Fatima who tells the story of her bloid, their personal life, and his family’s political history.