Come Good Rain by George B. Seremba
Abducted, tortured, and eventually left for dead in Uganda's notorious Namanve forest, George Seremba's autobiographical account of his experiences in Come Good Rain is a montage of dramatic forces that work together to produce a simple, stunning, poetic tale of one young man's survival against all odds.
Set in Uganda during the turbulent and murderous regimes of Milton Obote as well as Idi Amin, Come Good Rain, chronicles George Seremba's life as a young man growing up and witnessing the reckless abandon with which the "Pearl of Africa" becomes its own festering curse. While pursuing studies in literature and drama he becomes swept up in the polarized tide of power struggles, living with constant fear for his companions, contemporaries, and most of all, his family. Combining African mythology, history and dynamic narrative (and the presence of an African drummer); this play emerges finally as a celebration of the indefatigable nature of the human spirit.
"One man's return to the heart of darkness." Jill Edmonds -- The Ottawa Sun
"George Seremba's story is personal, incredible and true [...] an accomplished and moving piece of storytelling." Jill Lawless- Now Magazine(NNNN)
“A powerful and moving epic.” Shane Foley, The Limerick Leader
“[…] an example of storytelling elevated to the level of an art.” Myron Galloway, The Montreal Gazette
“[…an] infectious, remarkably hopeful story.” Debbi K. Swanson, Entertainer, Los Angeles