‘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 2005, Democracy and The Runaways. Her work has appeared in the New Statesman, Daily Beast, Guardian, and The Caravan Magazine.
Fatima lives and writes in Karachi, Pakistan.
- A Woman Like Her: The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch by Sanam Maher (Bloomsbury)
- Ours are the Streets by Sunjeev Sahota (Picador)
- White Ghost Girls by Alice Greenaway (Black Cat)
- Darling (2019) directed by Saim Siddiqui
A World of Difference: Decolonising Feminism
Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Fatima Bhutto, Intan Paramaditha, Ruby Hamad, Jamila Rizvi
Rage Against the Machine: Feminism and Capitalism
Jia Tolentino, Fatima Bhutto, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Aminatou Sow, Santilla Chingaipe
Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Aminatou Sow, Aretha Brown, Ariel Levy, Bhenji Ra, Caroline Martin, Clare Wright, Courtney Barnett, Curtis Sittenfeld, Fatima Bhutto, Fran Kelly, Gala Vanting, Helen Garner, Intan Paramaditha, Jamila Rizvi, Jax Jacki Brown, Jia Tolentino, Maria Tumarkin, Mehreen Faruqi, Michelle Law, Mona Eltahawy, Monica Lewinsky, Nayuka Gorrie, Nicole Kalms, Nicole Lee, Patricia Cornelius, Raquel Willis, Ruby Hamad, Santilla Chingaipe, Sarah Krasnostein, Sisonke Msimang, Sophie Black, Tressie McMillan Cottom, Zadie Smith
Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Aretha Brown, Ariel Levy, Bhenji Ra, Clare Wright, Courtney Barnett, Curtis Sittenfeld, Fatima Bhutto, Fran Kelly, Helen Garner, Intan Paramaditha, Jamila Rizvi, Maria Tumarkin, Mehreen Faruqi, Michelle Law, Nayuka Gorrie, Nicole Lee, Patricia Cornelius, Raquel Willis, Ruby Hamad, Sarah Krasnostein, Zadie Smith