I Am Yours: A Shared Memoir (Hardcover)
It is time.
It is time to free our voice.
To speak is a revolution.
For too long, through the most intimate acts of erasure, women have been silenced. Now, women everywhere are breaking through the limits placed on us by family, society, and tradition. To find our voices. To make space for ourselves in this world. Now is the moment to reclaim what was once lost, stolen, forsaken, or abandoned. I Am Yours is about my fight to protect and free my voice from those who have sought to silence me, for the sake of creating a world where all voices are welcome and respected. Because the voice, without intimacy, will atrophy. We’re in this together. You are mine, and I am yours.
About the Author
Reema Zaman is an award-winning author, speaker, and teacher. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, Narratively, The Rumpus, B*tch, Magazine, VIDA, SHAPE, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. Zaman was selected as the 2018 Oregon Literary Arts’ Writer of Color Fellow and serves as serve as Ambassador and Mentor for Girls Inc., Pacific Northwest. In Spring 2019, Zaman and NY Times bestselling writer Lidia Yuknavitch will kick off the first of their annual panel and reading series, “Women, Power, and Writing: Authoring a New Anthem,” co-hosted by Literary Arts and Corporeal Writing Center. Born in Bangladesh, raised in Thailand, and presently residing in Portland, Oregon, she holds a double B.A. in gender studies and theater from Skidmore College.
"Reema Zaman's keenly-felt, lyrically-written and artfully structured memoir, I Am Yours, joins a rare group of books that can lay claim to being 'transformative'... You feel empowered and awed by her strength; in full respect, all you want to do is wish her the limelight. Zaman has arrived." —Chaya Bhuvaneswar, author of White Dancing Elephants
"The strength of the narrative portrays how a person who has contended with enormous tragedy can summon the resolve to confront and rise above it, and courageously share it with others... Memoir fans will appreciate Zaman’s journey." —Library Journal
"In this candid book, Zaman not only celebrates her quest to define herself and her voice, but also to find health, self-love, and wholeness. An eloquently searching and intelligent memoir." —Kirkus Reviews
"I Am Yours is one of those rare books that begs to be devoured and savored in equal measure. It’s more than a memoir; it’s a spiritual guide." —Gemma Hartley, author of FED UP: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward