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Publisher Description

SHORTLISTED FOR THE LEACOCK MEDAL FOR HUMOUR, THE KOBO EMERGING WRITER PRIZE AND TWO SASKATCHEWAN BOOK AWARDS

Zarqa Nawaz has always straddled two cultures. She’s just as likely to be agonizing over which sparkly earrings will “pimp out” her hijab as to be flirting with the Walmart meat manager in a futile attempt to secure halal chicken the day before Eid. “Little Mosque on the Prairie” brought Zarqa’s own laugh-out-loud take on her everyday culture clash to viewers around the world. And now, in Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, she tells the sometimes absurd, sometimes challenging, always funny stories of being Zarqa in a western society. From explaining to the plumber why the toilet must be within sitting arm’s reach of the water tap (hint: it involves a watering can and a Muslim obsession with cleanliness “down there”) to urging the electrician to place an eye-height electrical socket for her father-in-law’s epilepsy-inducing light-up picture of the Kaaba, Zarqa paints a hilarious portrait of growing up in a household where, according to her father, the Quran says it’s okay to eat at McDonald’s—but only if you order the McFish.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2014
June 24
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper Perennial
SELLER
Harper Collins Canada Limited
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

C1ty0fangelz ,

Thank you

Thank you for making me laugh, cry and giggle. This book helped me understand the muslim world and appreciate its finest details. Zarqa, wish you would have shared your famous butter chicken recipe ;)

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