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Writer, Journalist, Broadcaster, and Filmmaker

B​orn in Liverpool, England, Nawaz’s family moved to Brampton in the 1980s, where she attended Fallingdale Elementary School and Chinguacousy Secondary School. In her memoir, Nawaz explores the struggles of fitting in with her classmates as a child of immigrants, and being “the only brown girl in [her] class”.

In March 2019, The City of Brampton celebrated Zarqa Nawaz’s induction with an evening of intimate storytelling and conversation hosted by Jael Richardson, Aristic Director of The FOLD.