Best of Q: Zarqa Nawaz on finding the funny in Islam

Little Mosque On The Prairie creator Zarqa Nawaz says humour foster cultural understanding.

Journalist and documentarian Zarqa Nawaz, best known as the creator of CBC sitcom Little Mosque On The Prairie, joins Jian to discuss her autobiographical collection of stories: Laughing All The Way to the Mosque

Her book, like her show, tries to speak to two audiences, making Islam understandable for non-Muslims, while honestly representing the Muslim experience. 

In a conversation from the Best of Q, Nawaz joins Jian to speak about inhabiting the space between cultures, how comedy can foster cross-cultural understanding in a post 9/11 world, and why she felt there was a need for her quotidian memoir.

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