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The sheer contrast between the two neighboring countries in the subsequent 60 odd years after independence isn’t a testimony to the spirit of its peoples as often perceived by those ill-informed, but is one to the intricate relationship between systems of governance anc those who aspire to being powerful and succeed in being so.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Fatima adored her aunt as a child, but slowly a distance opened up between them as ambition lured Benazir into Pakistan’s military governmental machine.

Write your review Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. It was an extremely interesting journey through the Bhutto family hist I picked it up from the shelf in the bookstore and decided to take a risk and buy it since the comment on the cover said ”If there’s anyone born to write this story, it is Fatima Bhutto”. Third, its national hero, Alexander the Great, was a Yugoslavian.

All My Puny Sorrows. One of them, Danny McGrory from the Daily Express, was a personal friend and had been best andd at my wedding. The Bhutto’s have obscene amounts of wealth, and a lot of inter-family murder.

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The narration was exactly as I had expected-Personal with every effort made to make it sound less personal, written as a matter-of-fact yet completely drenched in emotions. If you have read Benazir’s books, this book will give you pause for thought, and encourage you to read bhutyo to find the truth about Pakistan and the Bhutto family. Regardless, Fatima Bhutto makes a pretty compelling case in regards to the corruption of the Bhuyto government, which continues to this day under the rule of her Aunt’s husband, Asif Ali Zardari.


The book created an angry reaction in Pakistan.

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Feb 24, Linda rated it liked it. The last part deals with Written wittly, well constructed with flavors of emotion, curiosity, baisresearch ,deep love and hate of Pakistani political arena.

I picked this becasue of an interest in Pakistan and I thougth it would help me to understand the political issues there more. The cruelty of the murder bhuyto seems diminished by the unconscious backdrop of excessive wealth and travel that seeps through as she gives the backstory about her family. The book is a memoir,written by a girl part of the famous political hierarchy- bhutyo Bhuttos’.

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But this is not a literary masterpiece. But in loving her father, Fatima overlooks facts—which is completely understandable given such a devotion for a person who you have looked up to all your life. Written from the perspective of sonsg daughter who is born into a family rife with political associations and has suffered the loss of many members who have fallen prey to the “politics” of power at the hands of those who greed for it.

The book focuses a lot on the author’s father and her relationship with him. Importantly, the book speaks of an ideological shift of Bhuttos, the land warriors, to avowed Marxists.

It would be interesting to go and read her aunt’s, Benazir, autobiography to evaluate the other side of the story. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.


Does a soldier facing bullets on the battlefield know the entire truth, or is the academic researching on the same war fully aware of the truth? I found it to be extremely moving, it changed my perception of so many people. The author mainly describes the murder of her father, Murtaza Bhutto in a police encounter outside their home in Karachi when her aunt Benazir Bhutto was sitting Prime Minister. She wrote “In fact, the book is an attack on Zardari whom Fatima blames for everything wrong with Pakistan today.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Rather than further trying to raise the name, the best thing for them and for Pakistan would be if they allowed themselves to fade into history. Socialism in Pakistan Pakistan khappay. She can’t stop singing praises of zulfikar for fearlessly standing up to the military dictatorship but makes no mention of his own authoritarian leanings.

However do not have high expectations in terms of literature and instead read it if you have a flair for real life family drama presented very attractively.

bhktto 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 father, their personal life, and his family’s political history.