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Discuss: Fatima Bhutto & the Future of Democracy in Pakistan




Songs Of Blood and Sword: A Daughter’s Memoir by Fatima Bhutto (Nation Books, 2010).

Songs Of Blood and Sword: A Daughter’s Memoir by Fatima Bhutto (Nation Books, 2010).

The Bhuttos are one of Pakistan's most notorious political dynasties.

Fatima Bhutto was only 14 when her father Mir Murtaza Bhutto was murdered outside the family home in 1996. In 2007, her aunt, Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's former prime minister, was assassinated in Rawalpindi after serving several years in exile.

Fatima's quest to find the truth behind her father's murder is the basis for her latest book, Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter’s Memoir. The memoir offers a heartbreaking, personal account of her family, and therefore Pakistan's history for over three decades. Fatima's public accusations that her aunt ordered her father's murder, along with her criticism of Pakistani politics, has made her one of the country's harshest critics.

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Fatima Bhutto will talk about her new book at Asia Society on September 24. Click here for details.

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