Fatima Bhutto is a Pakistani poet and writer.
Fatima is active in Pakistan's socio-political arena, supporting her stepmother Ghinwa Bhutto's party the Pakistan Peoples Party, but has no desire to run for political office.
Fatima wrote a weekly column for Pakistan's largest Urdu newspaper, Jang, and its English sister paper The News for two years, including reportage in the form of written diaries from Tehran, Iran, Cuba and from Lebanon during the 2006 summer war. Her articles have appeared also in Guardian, the Financial Times, Vogue, and The Caravan Magazine. Fatima's writing and activism in Pakistan, work that includes community empowerment for women, womens prisons, Karachis slum populations and archiving the restrictions of the press, has taken her to speak in Mumbai, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Stockholm, and London among other cities.
The title of Fatima's book 8.50 a.m. 8 October 2005 marks the moment of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake; it records accounts of those affected. She has also written a book of poetry, Whispers in the Desert. A memoir, Songs of Blood and Sword, was published in April 2010. The Shadow of the Crescent Moon, her fiction debut, was published in November 2013.
Fatima is without a question a highly accomplished and entertaining speaker.
Her topics include:
- Women’s rights and humanitarian needs
- Current affairs
- World politics