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Fatima Bhutto 10 Personal Facts, Biography, Wiki
Born: May 29, 1982 (age 38 years), Kabul, Afghanistan
Cousins: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari, Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari, Sassi Bhutto
Education: SOAS University of London, University of London, Columbia University, Barnard College
Siblings: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Jr, Benazir Bhutto
Parents: Murtaza Bhutto, Fauzia Fasihudin Bhutto
Fatima was born under curfew in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1982.
Her father, Murtaza, was in exile from his home country of Pakistan whose military junta had executed his father, Pakistan’s first democratically elected head of state Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, three years before.
Before Zulfikar was hanged, he ordered his two sons to leave Pakistan, he feared that he would be killed and that they would be next.
Though Fatima spent her childhood in Damascus, Syria before returning to Pakistan, politics and the violence that accompanied it was never far behind.
In 1985 her uncle Shahnawaz Bhutto was murdered and her father, a member of parliament in Pakistan, was killed outside their home in 1996.
In 2007, her aunt Benazir also lost her life violently.
Fatima studied Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at Columbia University, before completing a Masters in South Asian Government and Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies.
She published her first book, a volume of poetry ‘Whispers of the Desert’ (Oxford University Press) when she was 15 years old.
Fatima began her writing career with a weekly column for Jang, Pakistan’s largest Urdu newspaper, and The News, its English sister paper, which included written diaries from Tehran, Iran, Cuba and Lebanon during the 2006 summer war.
Her work has since appeared in The Financial Times, Granta, Vogue UK and Vogue India, The NewStatesman, Porter, The Nation and The Guardian, among other publications.
Fatima’s published works include a collection of first-hand accounts from survivors of the 2005 Pakistan earthquake, Songs of Blood and Sword (Jonathan Cape) a non-fiction account of Pakistani politics and her family, and a novel, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon (Penguin), which was long listed for the Bailey’s Prize in 2014 and won the Prix de la Romanciere in 2014.
In 2012, she was selected to be a Young Global Leader for the World Economics Forum, one of 192 YGLs from 59 countries, all of whom were chosen for their outstanding leadership, professional accomplishments and commitment to society.
In 2018, Fatima’s latest book The Runaways was published in Pakistan, India, UK and Australian by Penguin Random House.
It is an explosive novel that poses difficult questions about modern identity in a world on fire.
Fatima is a highly eloquent speaker, with a diverse range of subjects including; leadership, women and politics, the challenges of democracy, women’s leadership, women’s empowerment and the Middle East and South Asia.
Previous speaking engagements include Airbnb, Merrill Lynch, Swedbank, Flight Centre, Escada, Louis Vuitton, Roger Vivier, One Young World, Marka and India Today.
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Fatima Bhutto was born in Kabul in 1982. Her father Murtaza Bhutto, son of Pakistan’s former President and Prime Minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and an elected member of parliament, was killed by the police in 1996 in Karachi during the premiership of his sister, Benazir Bhutto.
Fatima graduated from Columbia University in 2004, majoring in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures and from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 2005 with a Masters in South Asian Government and Politics.
She is the author of two books: Whispers of the Desert, a volume of poetry, which was published in 1997 by Oxford University Press Pakistan when Fatima was 15 years old. 8.50 a.m. 8 October 2005, a collection of first-hand accounts from survivors of the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan, was published by OUP in 2006.
Her third book, Songs of Blood and Sword, will be published around the world in 2010.
Fatima wrote a weekly column for Jang – Pakistan’s largest Urdu newspaper and its English sister publication The News – for two years.
She covered the Israeli Invasion and war with Lebanon from Lebanon in the summer of 2006 and also reported from Iran in January 2007 and Cuba in April 2008.
Fatima’s work has appeared in the New Statesman, Daily Beast, Guardian, and The Caravan Magazine.
She loathes Facebook and is not, nor will ever be, a member.
Fatima lives and writes in Karachi, Pakistan.
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.
Her father was in exile during the military regime of general Zia-ul-Haq.
Her parents divorced when she was three years old and her father took Bhutto with him moving from country to country and she grew up effectively stateless.
Her father met Ghinwa Bhutto, a Lebanese ballet teacher in 1989 during his exile in Syria and they married.
Bhutto considers Ghinwa as her real mother.
She is the granddaughter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Nusrat Bhutto, an Iranian Kurd, niece of Benazir Bhutto.
Her father was killed by the police in 1996 in Karachi during the premiership of his sister, Benazir Bhutto.
Her biological mother Fauzia Fasihudin unsuccessfully tried to gain parental custody of Bhutto.
She lives with her stepmother in Old Clifton, Karachi.
Her half-brother Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Jr. is an artist based in San Francisco.
Bhutto received her secondary education at the Karachi American School.
She received B.A. degree summa cum laude, majoring in Middle Eastern and Asian languages and cultures from Barnard College, an affiliated women’s liberal arts college of Columbia University, in New York, U.S. in 2004.
She received her M.A in South Asian Studies from the SOAS, University of London in 2005, there she wrote her dissertation on the resistance movement in Pakistan.