Author Event: "I Am Yours" by Reema Zaman
Join us at City Lit Books on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 6:30 pm for a reading featuring Reema Zaman, author of the new memoir I Am Yours.
To speak is a revolution.
For too long, through the most intimate acts of erasure, we have been silenced. Now, we must break 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.
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. Moving through experience and language without flinching, Zaman reminds us that to have a body is to bring a soul to life. A stunning debut.
- Lidia Yuknavitch, New York Times bestselling author The Book of Joan
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. 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, Bitch Magazine, SHAPE, VIDA Review, and elsewhere. She proudly partners with various organizations, like Girls Inc. and Literary Arts, to empower diverse voices across ages, cultures, and backgrounds.