Mshale writer Anna Otieno was among a number of journalists honored at the annual Ethnic and Community Media Awards in Minneapolis. The award ceremony the first of its kind was co-sponsored by the Twin Cities Media Alliance and California-based New America Media.
Magenta, yellow, coral, gold, kente, stripes, peacock, mesh, cheetah, red, black and green. Rarely have I witnessed this myriad of colors and prints in the same place at the same time and liked it. But this time it was different. This time it was rich and beautiful. This time it was deep and vibrant. This time it was Africa.