Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

Book - 2015
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"Being a practising Muslim in a Western society is sometimes challenging, sometimes rewarding and sometimes downright absurd. How do you explain why Eid never falls on the same date each year; why it is that Halal butchers also sell teapots and alarm clocks. How do you make clear to the plumber that it's essential the toilet is installed within sitting-arm's reach of the tap? Zarqa Nawaz has seen and done it all."--Back cover.
Publisher: London : Virago, 2015
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780349005935
Branch Call Number: 305.4869 NAWAZ
Characteristics: xii, 221 pages ; 23 cm


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Jun 28, 2018

I recall watching bits and pieces of her show years ago. Her book captivated her culture, upbringing, and entire life in general; She is an accomplished, persistent and educated lady with her truths to be told from her eyes (memoir). Her book reflected her trials n turbulations in adapting her own very eastern and orthodox culture in with the Western World while keeping with her family traditions and customs. She had a very busy lifestyle in coping with her career ambitions, raising 4 kids and keeping her traditions together in harmony and some humor. Okay read from her Muslim perspective but got a bit monotonous or repetitive in some points or over-kill. Thxs.

Mar 30, 2017

This was a fun read even though I did not watch Little Mosque on the Prairie. I read this book for the Amnesty International Canada bookclub. I found that some parts were funny and I learned many new things about Islam that I did not know before. I would recommend it to someone who watched the show, wants to know more about Islam in a very open and inviting way, or someone who enjoys a Canadian setting. Fun read!

minnow67 Mar 13, 2015

Great comedy and well worth reading. Also gives a great insight into the Muslim Religion.

rowanquincy Nov 01, 2014

A really funny autobiography. A quick read.

Wolfespearl Sep 19, 2014

It has been some time since I have laughed so hard. Nawaz' memoir is an outrageously funny telling of one young woman's attempt to find her way in a very challenging world. She is defnitely a Canadian treasure.

VaughanPLDaniela Aug 20, 2014

Zarqa's memoir of sorts is a comical, light hearted glimpse into what it means to embrace many identities. Zarqa is more than a TV show creator, she is a devout Muslim, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a feminist, a comedian and a Canadian.


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Mar 30, 2017

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Mar 30, 2017

This book is an autobiography written by the creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie. It starts with the author as a child, and works its way through her life until the death of her father in law. There are many different themes in the book. Her childhood years, finding a husband and a career, changing careers, having children, Hajj, Eid, and death in the family. There are many elements of comedy throughout the book. It is very real and does not feel forced or scripted.


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