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In this book, Fatima Bhutto vouchsafes Zulfikar Ali Bhutto as an architect of constitutional reform and the father of foreign diplomacies for Pakistan.

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Fatima draws out the contradictions lf her life and her family without any effort to reason with them. Dec 21, Johanna rated it really liked it.

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The book is enjoyable to read, but provides an incredibly one-sided approach to Pakistani politics. I found the book as a creditworthy research and a personal outrage against injustice.

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Going back to the book, the genre is mostly catered towards the watchers of politics and hailers of feminism, where a word coming from a woman serves as a purpose to equality. One thing reading the book and then doing some independent checking has done is to disabuse me of my idea that Benazir Bhutto was some sort of secular saint or a martyr to democracy. I’m not quite sure how much of the details given in the book are plain facts or the author’s impressions songs of blood and sword pdf download those facts.