All Kinds of Stories with Zarqa Nawaz (Episode 40)

We sit down with Zarqa Nawaz, the creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie, the world's first sitcom about a Muslim community living in the west. She has recently released both a new book and a new show (out now on CBC Gem), and joins us to share her insights on storytelling — from how her faith informs her writing process, to her personal journey in bringing stories like hers to the mainstream, to the inherent value of depicting the ordinary.

Watch ZARQA on CBC Gem
Jameela Green Ruins Everything
, Zarqa's newly published book
Zarqa Nawaz had a hit show, then a decade-long dry spell. She's ready for her second act. by Marie-Danielle Smith, the Maclean's article we bring up
Acting Muslim — Representing Our Authentic Stories, the session Rebecca mentions
Read about Christian Cooper (the Central Park birder), who will be hosting a birding series for National Geographic
For more from Zarqa, check out her site, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram