Om Books International along with Tamasha, Mumbai celebrated the launch of Poskem: Goans in the Shadows by Wendell Rodricks on 12th July, 2017. The elegant book on Goa’s best-kept secret, was launched by Chief Guest, Lisa Ray.
On the occasion author Wendell Rodricks shared his experience of putting together the book, with Lisa Ray and the gathering.
Also present at the launch were publisher, Ajay Mago, Maria Goretti, Bachi Karkaria, Namita Devidayal, Sheetal Malhar, Shamita Singha, Zulfi Sayed, Sathya Saran.
About the Book
Goans are presently experiencing the last generation of Poskim—young children taken in by wealthy families and retained most often as servants. In a narrative that spans Portuguese Goa to post the liberation of India’s golden state, Poskem: Goans in the Shadows takes the reader to locales from Bombay to Lyon, Pune to Paris, and into the world of the Poskim people and Goan recipes. Through happiness and hope, despair and delusion, Rodricks writes of an unspoken, unheard of and shamefully silenced world of the last generation of a people that would soon be forgotten but for this book preserving their story for posterity
Lisa Ray Actor, Writer, Cancer Activist: With Poskem, Wendell invokes the shadowy history of a Goan tradition through a kaleidoscopic narrative which marries magic realism with culinary description. A literary feast, a sensory explosion and a triumph of marrying imagination with dark fiction in the original style of
one of India’s original creatives.
Shakun Batra Award-winning Director of Kapoor & Sons: Wendell proves yet again that his talent goes beyond being a maestro designer. He tailors and styles his words like an experienced storyteller. A book so visual and cinematic that you cannot put it down!
Mr. Priyank Sukhija, Owner, Tamasha, Mumbai: We at Tamasha are thrilled to host the launch of Wendell Rodrick’s book that presents unheard of realities that exist in Goa. Tamasha is known to host such unique genres of events and we look forward to celebrating contemporary literature in future too.
Further Details Available On Book Website