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Podcast: Fatima Bhutto on her new memoir and Pakistan

October 21, 2010 |  4:13 pm

Fatima and her father

In Friday's L.A. Times, Lori Kozlowski talks to Fatima Bhutto, a poet, author and member of one of Pakistan's most prominent political families. Bhutto's memoir “Songs of Blood and Sword” traces her late father’s life and the history of her political family in Pakistan.

Bhutto is the granddaughter of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and niece of Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's first female prime minister, who was assassinated in 2007.

Her father Murtaza Bhutto, a major political figure, was killed in 1996.

In two podcasts, Kozlowski talks with Bhutto about the book, her research, her father, her aunt Benazir and the massive flooding that Pakistan faces now.

Check out the article here: Fatima Bhutto's love-hate affair with her native Pakistan.

Pacific Time podcastListen to the podcasts:

Podcast: Fatima Bhutto on "Songs of Blood and Sword"

Podcast: Fatima Bhutto on Pakistan's floods

-- Lori Kozlowski

 Photo (left): Author Fatima Bhutto. Credit: Benjamin Loyseau. Photo (right): Bhutto writes, “Papa and I in Geneva. He had broken his arm and I insisted on being fitted with a cast too, which I wore until his came off.” Credit: Fatima Bhutto