By Catherine Brunelle
The Amnesty International Book Club is pleased to announce our March 2017 title, Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, by Zarqa Nawaz (a memoir that is sure to get you laughing too). This title has been recommended by guest reader Janie Chang, author of Dragon Springs Road and Three Souls. In this guide, you’ll find Chang’s considerate reflection upon Nawaz’s colourful memoir, as well as discussion questions, an Amnesty background section, and an action.
Laughing All the Way to the Mosque had been chosen as our March/April book before the troubling events of the past few months, and these have made it an even more timely and appropriate selection for the Amnesty International Book Club. We want to comment on what seems to be a rise in intolerance and Islamophobia in Canada and North America.