I Am Yours (Hardcover)

A Shared Memoir

By Reema Zaman

Amberjack Publishing, 9781948705110, 300pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2019

List Price: 24.99*
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Description

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 actress. She was born in Bangladesh, raised in Hawaii and Thailand, and presently lives in Oregon, United States. She is the Oregon Literary Arts’ Writer of Color Fellow, 2018. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, the "Dear Sugars" podcast, The Guardian, The Rumpus, Narratively, B*tch Magazine, SHAPE, VIDA Review, and elsewhere. She proudly partners with various organizations, like Girls Inc. and the International Rescue Committee, to empower diverse voices and mentor the next generation of leaders.

Reema travels widely to speak and perform. Her body of work and events schedule can be found at reemazaman.com. For social media, as the only Reema Zaman in the world, she is easy to find.



Praise For I Am Yours: A Shared Memoir

"Powerfully vulnerable and eloquent, Zaman’s voice is a fire—full-throated, wide-open, and roaring." —Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers, Foreword Reviews

"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


I Am Yours was included in an article by author R.O. Kwon about anticipated 2019 books by women of color. —https://electricliterature.com/48-books-by-women-and-nonbinary-authors-of-color-to-read-in-2019-d9b4fdcc53c2
 
"Reema Zaman’s writing is a revelation and a revolution for women everywhere."  —Megan Kovacs, Director of Community Relations, Girls Inc. of the Pacific Northwest


“A staggering work filled with presence, I Am Yours provides a profound explanation of love, delivered as an act of witness. Powerfully vulnerable and eloquent, Zaman’s voice is a fire—full-throated, wide-open, and roaring.” —Foreword Reviews, Starred Review
 
"Reema Zaman's memoir portrays a beautiful, magical journey that is an inspiration to women everywhere. I Am Yours is a rare find that captures the true essence of being a female with flaws and imperfections... She is a born leader with much wisdom that is brilliantly enraptured and depicted in her self-inspired book of healing." —Trisha Sakhuja-Walia, CEO of BrownGirlMagazine.com



"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

Response to Reema's NYT book review by author Zoë Bossiere in Brevity Magazine's blog. —Brevity Magazine, https://brevity.wordpress.com


"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

Interview with Gerri Ravyn Stanfield —Guernica Magazine, https://www.guernicamag.com
 


"Tender, fierce, compassionate, and wise, Reema Zaman’s I Am Yours is a moving story about how one woman found her voice—and her power. I was enthralled by this beautiful book from the first page to the last." —Cheryl Strayed, New York Times bestselling author of Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Torch

"Reema teaches us a new way to think about self-love and self-care... She teaches us that something magical—perhaps revolutionary—happens when we engage in dialogue with ourselves: we close the hyphen between the self and something good." —Julie Moon, The Rumpus


"My heart just burst into a thousand songs after reading I Am Yours by Reema Zaman. From the first word to the last, this story is phenomenal triumph of one woman's body and voice rising up and through a culture that would quiet her... A stunning debut." —Lidia Yuknavitch, bestselling author of The Misfit's Manifesto, The Chronology of Water, and The Book of Joan

Interview and promotion of upcoming appearance at Storyfort literary festival —Interview, Boise Weekly


"A healing book that lifts you up. One woman’s testimony and heart on the page. Reema's grace is staggering and true. What a gift." —Terese Mailhot, New York Times bestselling author of Heart Berries

Coverage of Reema's reading at Storyfort in the Boise Weekly —https://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/bws-treefort-2019-playlist-reema-zaman-and-writing-as-an-antidote-to-female-silence/Content?oid=17698022

Guest star and interviewee on the Feminist Book Club podcast —https://www.feministbookclub.com/i-am-yours/


"Astonishing—as light as a healing wand, and as deep as honesty can go. Reema Zaman has the voice and wisdom of a leader. Do yourself a favor and read I Am Yours. —Rene Denfeld, author of New York Times bestselling The Child Finder

Interview: Q&A with author —Syracuse Post-Standardhttps://www.syracuse.com/living/2019/04/qa-with-author-reema-zaman-who-embraces-readers-with-i-am-yours.html



"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

"Public speaker Zaman debuts with the powerful account of how she grew from being a voiceless girl to a woman with a confident 'roar'... This lovely work of hope and resilience will resonate with women struggling to find their voice and place in the world." —Publishers Weekly