Thursday, October 28, 2010

Blood Runs Through

Spoiler alert! Auntie had daddy whacked.

Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter's MemoirSuch is the story of Pakistan writes the glamorous Fatima Bhutto in Songs of Blood and Sword. Within a history of corruption dating from the country's birth and continuing in a particular vile form today — according to the author — Bhutto's dad was a minor player. He was also sister of prime minister Benazir,  assassinated in 2007 a while after and unrelated to (allegedly) ordering the assassination of her brother in 1996, fearing his attempt to grab the power she (allegedly) lusted for.

Was daddy a good guy? Well, he seemed to be a loving father, but also one who left a very angry (albeit literary and often thoughtful) daughter.

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