Songs of Blood and Sword

Songs of Blood and Sword

A Daughter's Memoir

Book - 2010
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In September 1996, fourteen-year-old Fatima Bhutto hid in a windowless dressing room, shielding her baby brother, while shots rang out in the dark outside the family home in Karachi. This was the night her father Murtaza was murdered. It was the latest in a long line of tragedies for one of the world's best-known political dynasties.

Songs of Blood and Sword tells the story of a family of feudal landlords who became powerbrokers. It is an epic tale of intrigue, the making of modern Pakistan, and ultimately, tragedy. A searing testament to a troubled land, Songs of Blood and Sword reveals a daughter's love for her father and her search to uncover the truth of his life and death.

Publisher: New York, NY : Nation Books, 2010
ISBN: 9781568586328
Branch Call Number: 954.9 B469s
Characteristics: 470 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm


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Jun 28, 2015

For those genuinely intrigued by what is transpiring in Pakistan and that part of the planet, this is a most interesting and enlightening book. [A DVD can be obtained at out of Colorado of an outstanding interview she gave.]

anilanaeem Feb 09, 2013

A well written biography giving insights into the power game of politically ambitious families of South Asia.

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