Fatima Bhutto

Pakistani Writer
Born May 29, 1982

Fatima Bhutto born, Fatima Murtaza Bhutto on 29 May 1982, is a Pakistani poet, writer and journalist. She is granddaughter of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the niece of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and daughter of Murtaza Bhutto. She came to fame after the appearance of her first book -, a collection of poems, titled Whispers of the Desert. She received notable coverage for her second book, 8:50 a.m. 8 October 2005.… Read More

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  • In Bhutto's 'crescent Moon,' Pakistan 'demands A Sacrifice From Its People'
    NPR - Apr 02, 2015
  • 'crescent Moon' Counts Down To Political Mayhem
    NPR - Mar 24, 2015
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    It’s My Right To Criticise Pakistan Because I Love It: Fatima Bhutto
    The Express Tribune Blogs - Nov 29, 2013
  • Aanya Niaz: Where Do The Children Play: Remembering Malala's Cause
    Huffington Post - Jul 08, 2013


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1982 Birth Bhutto was born on 29 May 1982 to Murtaza Bhutto and an Afghan mother, Fauzia Fasihudin Bhutto, the daughter of Afghanistan's former foreign affairs official in Kabul. … Read More
1989 7 Years Old Her father met Ghinwa Bhutto, a Lebanese ballet teacher in 1989 during his exile in Syria and they married. … Read More


1996 14 Years Old Her father was killed by the police in 1996 in Karachi during the premiership of his sister, Benazir Bhutto, and her mother unsuccessfully attempted to gain parental custody of Bhutto. … Read More


2005 23 Years Old The title of Bhutto's book 8.50 a.m. 8 October 2005 marks the moment of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake; it records accounts of those affected. … Read More


2013 31 Years Old The Shadow of the Crescent Moon, her fiction debut, was published in November 2013.
2015 33 Years Old Her latest work of fiction — a short story titled Democracy was published in February 2015.
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