Medicine for Uncertain Futures
A Nigerian City in the Wake of a Crisis

By Ulrika Anderssom Trovalla
July 2011
Uppsala University Press
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9789155480547
214 pages, Illustrated
$69.50 Paper original

The Nigerian city of Jos used to be seen as a peaceful place, but in 2001 it was struck by clashes that arose from what was largely understood as issues of ethnic and religious belonging. The event, which would become known as "the crisis," was experienced as a rupture and a loss of what the city had once been, and as the starting point of a spiral of violence that has continued up to today. With the crisis Jos changed. Former friends became enemies, and places that had been felt to be safe no longer were so.

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