Publisher: Om Books International (forthcoming)
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 takes a 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 takes the reader on a voyage of an unspoken, unheard of and shamefully silenced world of Goa’s Poskim. Poskem is a tribute to the last generation of a people that would soon be forgotten if not for this book telling their story for posterity.