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And yet, her father Murtaza’s life story would not be complete without examining the family he came from, the Bhuttos, a South Asian dynasty that has fueled Pakistani politics for decades.
They are the subject of Bhutto’s memoir “Songs of Blood and Sword: A Daughter’s Memoir” published this month.
She recounts small details —her father’s evening shoeshine routine, the way he preferred cups to be arranged in a cupboard, the order of his books.“My parents got divorced, so my father raised me since I was 7. He insisted that we live.” Though Bhutto recalls, almost effortlessly, her childhood with Murtaza, the more difficult research involved finding out who he was before she was born.“I entered a world of his that I didn’t know existed,” she said.
There is no overstating what a wonderful parent he was,” she said. She discovered his college thesis, and wished she could argue about it with him. She uncovered his lovers, specifically a blonde-haired Greek woman — Della Roufogalis, with whom Murtaza found kinship after his divorce.
She wanted the 14 years she had with him to be written down somewhere before she started to forget.
It was the last promise she made to him before his death in 1996.“When I think of my father, I never think of him as a politician,” she said in a recent phone interview.
The author documents her family’s history in her memoir, which is both violent and romantic and that excavates the small things about their lives.
“I used to write short stories, and my father would act as if I’d split the atom.”In a country rife with suicide bombings, corrupt police and international accusations of harboring terrorists, Bhutto still sees herself having a future and raising a family in Karachi.“I still think of it as where I belong.
Bhutto is a political voice, yes, but not a politician.
She claims she has no intention to have a career in politics, though she has been asked about it many times.
Fatima Bhutto wrote her book because she wanted to remember her father.
She wanted to remember his silly nicknames, his joke about putting a disco ball in her redecorated bedroom, and how he told her she was too young for lipstick.
Regarding the country’s recent, devastating flood, she talked of unnecessary strife.“You look back and see that these dams have not been maintained, and now you have one-fifth of the country submerged,” she said.