An Hour With Fatima Bhutto
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|Sat 14 May ’11, 11:30am–12:30pm||
Where: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
- Festival Club: $16.00
- Early Bird: $20.00
- Standard: $25.00
- Student : $12.50
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: writersfestival
The struggle of people against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting."
- Milan Kundera.
In 1996, when Fatima Bhutto was 14, her father Murtaza Bhutto, an elected member of parliament, was killed by the police in Karachi during the premiership of his sister, Benazir Bhutto. Her search to uncover the truth of his life, and death, and the history of the Bhutto dynasty is documented in Songs of Blood and Sword.
An outspoken critic of her aunt, and the current Pakistani government, Fatima talks with Treasa Dunworth about the book, and human rights violations in Pakistan – “the local administration is unwilling and unable to protect the people, the police are part of the process of violence, the courts are in the government's hands, and the media is going through a period of noticeable self-censorship, if not outright censorship.”