I Am Yours: A Memoir by Reema Zaman

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. 

Memoir/ 300 pages/Amberjack Publishing/ Release date: February 5,2019.

Pre-order on: Amazon


 

The beauty of memoirs is that they give you an insight into an author’s experiences, struggles and life changing moments. 

Reema’s childhood is one where she sees what conforming does to the voice of her loved ones.

I search myself for hunger only to realize I haven’t the kind that can be sated with a meal. Still, I should join them.

She also struggles with control and the strong desire to be heard, respected and most of all- to have her word taken as first of all her truth and also law like she’s seeing in the lives of the women she encounters.

“It’s just how it is. The sentiment I hate the most after that’s not allowed.”

I love the prose of this book. It’s divided in different sections that Reema calls ACTS and each brings to light different stages of her coming to terms with who she is, what she wants and most of all, why and how she wants it.

Anyone who has ever been silenced or yearned to be heard would answer this book’s call, perhaps the greatest question and sorrow is that even after all these years/ movements/ milestones and policies women are still fighting to be heard.

Thank you Netgalley for the eARC and since we live in a world of ratings my verdict would be:

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