Fatima Bhutto

Writer, Journalist and Activist



Fatima Bhutto is a Pakistani poet and writer born in Kabul. She received her B.A from Columbia University in Middle Eastern Studies, followed by an M.A from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in South Asian Government and Politics where she wrote her dissertation on the resistance movement in Pakistan.

She is the author of several books ‘Whispers of the Desert’ which was published in 1997 by Oxford University Press Pakistan when she was 15 years old and more recently  ‘Songs of Blood and Sword’, ‘The Shadow of the Crescent Moon’ and ‘Democracy’. 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.

"Every year, I am reminded by One Young World's extraordinary delegates how compassionate our world truly is. We are all connected, and nowhere is this more evident than at a Summit built on the ideas of social justice, global partnership, and the power of positive leadership." - Fatima Bhutto

Fatima Bhutto was a Counsellor at One Young World 2016 Ottawa, 2015 Bangkok, 2014 Dublin, 2013 Johannesburg,2012  Pittsburgh, and 2011 Zurich.


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