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It was that glorious time of year when the dusty harmattan was fading and the heat was settling in. It was also our first day back at our beloved River School. Several of us from different houses
were packed into the Folawiyos’ living room to watch the big football match: Nigeria versus Ghana.

‘Wo, Jummy, move your coconut head, I cannot see,’ said Rashidat bossily.

I tilted my head to the right but then another girl complained. I turned round to make faces at them both.

About the book

A delightful boarding school adventure set in Nigeria – the third novel in critically acclaimed trilogy.

It’s a new school year and Jummy is looking forward to playing football – but then the new head teacher decides to ban it!

Instead, the girls must host an inter-school music festival that the rival boys’ school is likely to win.

With River School pride at stake, Jummy and her team must come up with a new game plan – and fast.

  • A characterful own-voices story and the third novel in the critically acclaimed trilogy.
  • Jummy at the River School was chosen as the BA Indie Book of the Month and the Blackwell’s Children’s Book of the Month.
  • A glorious collision of old-fashioned boarding-school tropes with vibrant 1990s Nigeria.

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