Zaman archives a personal journey that’s intimate and attuned to a wider cultural moment. A staggering work filled with presence, I Am Yours provides a profound explanation of love, delivered as an act of witness ... An epistolary to love, Zaman’s story is stunning ... Powerfully vulnerable and eloquent, Zaman’s voice is a fire—full-throated, wide-open, and roaring.
Zaman can write beautifully about the frustration and pain of being a woman in a man’s world, an immigrant in a world suspicious of outsiders ... Still, a glorified journal is confined by the limits of its own scope. Zaman’s writing seems to have inspired her—she tells us so—but it’s too navel-gazing to inspire the reader.
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.