I Am Yours: A Shared Memoir by Reema Zaman
It is time.
It is time to free our voice.
To speak is a revolution.
All throughout the human story, 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 Reema Zaman’s fight to protect and free her voice from those who have sought to silence her, for the sake of creating a world where all voices are welcome and respected. From Bangladesh, to Thailand, to New York, to Oregon, I Am Yours is an iconic, definitive book about the female—the human—condition.
In impossibly gorgeous prose that is at once beautiful and biting, poetic and political, haunting and healing, Reema’s personal narrative acts as an uncannily perfect backdrop to ask and answer our most pressing universal questions: Why do we wound each other and ourselves? Why do we oppress and overpower when, beneath pigment, all flesh is the same color? And, in this rapidly changing world, what is one’s authentic home?
In I Am Yours, these queries are explored—traveling between the streets of Dhaka, slums of Bangkok, and glittery film sets of New York City—in a singular voice that is radically vulnerable, loving, and powerful.
“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, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild
“Powerfully vulnerable and eloquent, Zaman’s voice is a fire—full-throated, wide-open, and roaring.” —Foreword Reviews (starred review)Purchase Reema’s memoir here.