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ZARQA NAWAZ is a writer and filmmaker who created Little Mosque on the Prairie. Premiering on the CBC in 2007, it ran for six seasons, was watched in over sixty countries, and landed Nawaz in the public eye. When not writing, producing or directing for the show, she has spent much of the past six years writing comedy pilots for ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX, and touring the world as a sought-after public speaker. She has been interviewed or profiled by CNN, the BBC, the New York Times, and Aljazeera. Her memoir, Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, was published in 2014. A contributor to CBC’s DNTO, Zarqa Nawaz lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, with her loving but long-suffering family. 

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