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    Candice Carty-Williams: Empress & Aniya

    Sat 23 Oct, 7.30pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Literature & poetry
    £10
    past event
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    Candice Carty-Williams, author
    Ekua King

    Candice Carty-Williams, author of the smash hit Queenie, talks to Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff about her debut YA novel and the value of true friends.

    Empress & Aniya is South London’s answer to Freaky Friday. It follows two teenage girls from different backgrounds who accidentally cast a body swap spell on their 16th birthday. Empress is from a single-parent household and lives on an estate that she’s learned to love, while Aniya’s parents are in high-profile jobs and have given her a life that she often takes for granted.

    Empress & Aniya is a warm, moving and funny portrayal of the importance of real friendship and the power in seeing the world through someone else’s eyes.

    Carty-Williams appears in conversation with award-winning journalist, editor, columnist and podcast host Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff. She is the editor of Black Joy, a new anthology that explores what it means to be Black and British today, focusing on moments of happiness and joy that well-known Black Brits have found in their lives.

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    For ages 13+

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    Dates & times

    Sat 23 Oct, 7.30pm

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