Zarqa Nawaz


ZARQA NAWAZ created the internationally renowned CBC comedy series, Little Mosque on the Prairie, the world’s first sitcom about a Muslim community living in the west. The show premiered to the highest ratings CBC had in over 20 years and won a Gemini. In 2014, she published her comedic memoir Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, which was a The Globe and Mail bestseller as well as being shortlisted for the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour. In 2022, she published her first novel, Jameela Green Ruins Everything and created a self-titled web series, ZARQA which is streaming on CBC Gem.