New Orleans writer, Tulane professor wins Gaines Award – SFGate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Inspired by W.E.B. DuBois’ 1903 essay “The Talented Tenth,” a New Orleans writer has written a debut novel that earned her recognition with this year’s Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence.Ladee Hubbard will be presented with the $10,000 award at a public ceremony in January for her work, “The Talented Ribkins.” The book chronicles the travels of 72-year-old Johnny, who discovers his niece Eloise is the latest in the family to possess a peculiar gift. Her father who died before she was born had the ability to climb walls, while Johnny can make maps of places he’s never seen. Others in the family can alter their appearance and spit fire.

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2017 APEC Ministerial Meeting Joint Ministerial Statement – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports – VietNam News

Under the theme “Creating new dynamism, fostering a shared future”, APEC members are committed to strengthening co-operation and taking joint actions to foster regional economic linkages and growth for a dynamic, inter-connected and prosperous APEC community and promote an Asia-Pacific partnership for inclusive and sustainable development, said a joint statement issued by the 29th APEC Ministerial Meeting.

Source: 2017 APEC Ministerial Meeting Joint Ministerial Statement – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports – VietNam News