Portrait of Fatima Bhutto

Fatima Bhutto

'Millions of women suffer but they also struggle, they resist and fight. Pakistan is a harsh country, an unfair country, but it also produces women with extraordinary spirit.'

Fatima Bhutto was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and grew up in Syria and Pakistan. She is the author of six books of fiction and non-fiction. Her debut novel, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon, was longlisted for the Bailey's Women's Prize for Fiction. Songs of Blood and Sword, the memoir she wrote about the life and assassination of her father, Murtaza Bhutto, was published to great acclaim. Her most recent book is New Kings of The World, a lively look at the forces that are challenging America’s cultural dominance of the world.

She is the author of Whispers of the Desert, a volume of poetry published in 1997 by Oxford University Press Pakistan when Fatima was 15 years old, as well as 8.50 a.m. 8 October 2005Democracy and The RunawaysHer work has appeared in the New StatesmanDaily BeastGuardian, and The Caravan Magazine.

Fatima lives and writes in Karachi, Pakistan.

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