New Shoots 9

new shoots 9Our writers in this volume look inward, delving deeply into the personal. In the essay “Pilgrimage,” the author reflects on their blackness in a trip to the United States. The poem “splatter” follows the sounds of the raindrops. “Family Dinners” sees a protagonist sitting through an awkward reunion. The play “A Match Made in Heaven” features a young girl who has to deal with her father’s girlfriend, and inflatable doll. “Men’s Shadows” is a humorous piece about first aid training.