Esquire (UK)

FATIMA BHUTTO

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Born in Kabul, Afghanista­n, raised in Syria and Pakistan, a member of that country’s warring political dynasty, Bhutto is the author of five books, including a memoir of her family, Songs of Blood

and Sword; the acclaimed novel

The Shadow of the Crescent Moon; and a new novel, The Runaways, exploring why a young person might join the war against the West, which is published on 7 March. In her first piece for

Esquire, “Half the World Away”, on page 113, she writes about returning to Isfahan, the city in Iran that was the birthplace of her grandmothe­r, Nusrat Bhutto.

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