This post is meant to provide learners with outline of selected literature texts for candidates who are sitting for WAEC, NECO, GCE examination within the year 2021-2025. We do hope these outline and analysis help guide you for your studies.
Just before you proceed to the syllabus, kindly study the WAEC exam guideline for literature in English below:
Exam Guideline For Literature in English
Do note that there will be three papers – Papers 1, 2 and 3. Paper 1 and 2 will be taken at one sitting while paper 3 will be taken differently usually on a different date.
Paper 1 will be a multiple choice objective test. It will contain fifty questions distributed as follows:
(a) Twenty questions on General Knowledge of Literature;
(b) Five questions on an unseen prose passage;
(c) Five questions on an unseen poem;
(d) Twenty context questions on the prescribed Shakespearean text.
Candidates will be expected to answer all the questions within 1 hour for 50 marks.
Paper 2 will be an essay test with two sections, Sections A and B.
Section A will be on African Prose and Section B on Non-African Prose.
Two essay questions will be set on each of the novels recommended for study.
Candidates shall be required to answer one question only from each section within 1 hour 15 minutes for 50 marks.
Paper 3 is going be on the Drama and Poetry components of the syllabus.
It will be put into four sections, Sections A, B. C and D as follows:
Section A: African Drama
Section B: Non-African Drama
Section C: African Poetry
Section D: Non-African Poetry
There shall be two questions on each of the prescribed drama texts for Sections A and B. There shall also be two questions for each of the poetry sections i.e Sections C and D.
Candidates shall be required to answer one question from each of the sections, making a total of four questions. The paper will take 2 hours 30 minutes to complete and will carry 100 marks.
Below are 2021-2025 Selected Literature Texts For WAEC, NECO and GCE
(1) Wuthering Heights
(2) Invisible Man
(2) Look Back In Anger
3. A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream
(1) Black Woman
(4) A Government Driver On His Retirement
(6) Raider Of The Treasure Trove
(2) Binsey Polars
(3) Caged Bird
(4) The Good-Morrow
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SELECTED TEXTS FOR 2016 – 2020
(1) AmmaDarko – Faceless
(2) BayoAdebowale – Lonely Days
(1) Richard Wright – Native Son
(2) Patience Swift – The Last Goodman
(1) Oliver Goldsmith – She Stoops to conquer
(2) Lorraine Hansberry – A Raisin in the Sun
(1) Frank Ogodo Ogbeche – Harvest of Corruption
(2) Dele Charley – The Blood of a Stranger
(1) Birago Drop – Vanity
(2) Gbemisola Adeoti – Ambush
(3) Gabriel Okara – Piano and Drums
(4) Gbanabam Hallowell – The Dinning Table
(5) Lenrie Peter – The Panic of Growing Older
(6) Kofi Awoonor – The Anvil and the Hammer
(1) Alfred Tennyson – Crossing the Bar
(2) George Herbert – The pulley
(3) William Blake –The School Boy
(4) William Morris – The Proud King
(5) Robert Frost Birches – Birches
(6) William Shakespeare – Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s Day?
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