Daughter Of Destiny: An Autobiography
Daughter of Destiny, the autobiography of Benazir Bhutto, is a historical document of uncommon passion and courage, the dramatic story of a brilliant, beautiful woman whose life was, up to her tragic assassination in 2007, inexorably tied to her nation's tumultuous history. Bhutto writes of growing up in a family of legendary wealth and near-mythic status, a family whose...more
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" أنا لم أختر هذه الحياة بل هي التي اختارتني "
بهذه الكلمات بدأت بنازير بوتو سيرتها . كنت أفكر حتى قبل قراءة هذا الكتاب أن قانون الجذب هو الذي يحكم أقدارنا . فمجريات حياتنا اليومية أو ما توصلنا إليه هو ناتج لأفكارنا التي تصنع مستقبلنا، وكلما فكرت أو حلمت أو تمنيت وتخيلت كل شيء جميل وجيد ورائع تريد أن تصبح عليه أو تقتنيه في حياتك فإن قوة هذا الأفكار الصادرة من العقل البشري تجتذب إليها كل ما يتمناه المرء. ولكن هل تمنت بنازير بوتو هذه الحياة التي عاشتها ؟ هل اختارتها ؟ فماذا كان ...more
Because of the brutality of political leaders we tend to forget that they are humans as well, the sacrifices they have to make , in this biography Benazir takes you with her to her family house the emotions she felt ...more
Political families exist in India too and I find them equally fascinating. However, with autobiographies, while I don't expect that everything will be revealed as it happened, I do expect that some lessons learnt, some humility. While Benazir tries to show humility, I feel it was a put on to bring some balance to a book that is quite one-sided wit ...more
كإنسانه قبل أن تكون سياسية هي مليئة بكل العواطف الممكن أن تتكوّن على هيئة بشرية، والجميل أن عاطفتها ذكية جداً.
فتاة عبارة عن ذاكرة متحركة.
هل كانت تعلم أنها في حاله تسجيل مستمر لكل مايحدث حولها، لها، لعائلتها؟ أكانت تدرك العظمة التي تصنعها فقط بمجرد صبرها وتحملها ونضالها ضد أنظمة دكتاتورية متتالية.
أتساءل أكانت "بينكي" ستختار ذات المسار لو كان والدها مزارع او فلاح بسيط لا يربطه شئ بآل بوتو او بسياسه من الأساس؟ لا أظن ذالك،
لأن والدها ذو الفقار حفر بصماته الخاصة في روح أبنته وحرص على ذالك ط ...more
The narration is so simple, expressive and beautiful that you find yourself wondering whether you are really reading someone’s life or a heart-breaking novel. Some chapters in the book were so powerfully evocative tha ...more
Read as part of my personal reading challenge: read a book (I haven't read before) from every top 10 list of books that have touched them (that I have been tagged in).
Pre-reading thoughts: I don't know a whole lot about her, but I am curious about her since she was a female head of state in a country like Pakistan. And I'm curious to know her thoughts about Bangladesh.
Mid-reading thoughts :
Don't know if I'm going to finish this, but more on that later. First of all, I want ...more
It's a story of long political struggle, victimization, and deprivation. The book talks in detail about Zia's military coup,overthrowing of Zulfikar Bhutto's government with subsequent Islamization of Pakistan. The chapters where she talks about her ...more
Ms. Benazir Bhutto does not just tell her story, she makes you live it with her. Intensely told, this tale is a very strong woman's journey from the life of a student to the life of a leader. Like me, even if you never supported all her ideas, you would admire her courage and understand the birth of many of her policies.
This book is a mu ...more
I accept the fact there have been biases in the story but despite this fact the book successfully keeps the reader very much into it till the very end
Poor Benazir, Pakistan could (and should) have been a progressive little India, even like a Malaysia by now, if only greedy military factions didn't keep killing off the democratically elected members of the forward-thinking and compassionate Bhutto family!!!
This book is a compelling read.
Hearing about Benazir Bhutto's life in her own words is an extraordinary telling of what she and her family experienced under the reign of Zia and the circumstances that lead to her eventual assassination. This is a good book for anyone interested in the history of Pakistan or a better understanding of the role of the Bhutto family in its history. From Benazir's upbri ...more
Now onto the main section of the plot. Mrs Bhutto ...more
Bhutto was the eldest child of former prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a P ...more
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