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Zarqa Nawaz

Jameela Green Ruins Everything

Zarqa Nawaz is a Canadian film and television producer, public speaker, journalist, and former broadcaster. She is the author of the memoir Laughing All the Way to the Mosque and creator of the hit CBC comedy series Little Mosque on the Prairie, the world’s first sitcom about a Muslim community living in the West. She is also the creator and star of the series ZARQA. Nawaz lives in Regina, Saskatchewan, with her loving but long-suffering family. 

Jameela Green Ruins Everything, a hilarious dark comedy about the price of success and a biting look at what has gone wrong with American foreign policy in the Middle East, is the compulsively readable, yet unexpectedly touching, story of one woman’s search for meaning and connection. 

October 26, 4 - 5pm, Wednesday

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Zarqa Nawaz + Tomi Obaro

Jameela Green Ruins Everything, a hilarious dark comedy about the price of success and a biting look at what has gone wrong with American foreign policy in the Middle East, is the compulsively readable, yet unexpectedly touching, story of one woman’s search for meaning and connection.

Dele Weds Destiny is about the evolving friendship of three Nigerian women who meet in college who are reuniting for the first time in more than twenty years to celebrate a daughter’s wedding. In two timelines, the 1980s and the 2010s, the story explores fraught mother-daughter relationships, the loneliness of immigration, and the endurance of female friendship.

4-5 p.m., virtual

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