LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISH READING TEXT FOR 2021-2025

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WAEC AND NECO APPROVED READING TEXT FOR 2021-2025

LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISH

AFRICAN PROSE
  1. Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta
  2. Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei-Agyiri (2018 Edition)
NON AFRICAN PROSE
  1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronté
  2. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
AFRICAN DRAMA
  1. Let me Die Alone by John K. Kargbo
  2. The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka
NON AFRICAN DRAMA
  1. Look Back in Anger by John Osborne
  2. Fences by August Wilson
AFRICAN POETRY
  1. “Black Woman” by Leopard Sedar Senghor
  2. “The Leader and the Led” by Niyi Osundare
  3. “The Grieved Lands” by Agostinho Neto
  4. “The Song of the Woman of my Land” by Oumar Farouk Sesay
  5. “Raider of the Treasure Trove” by Lade Wosomu
  6. “A Government Driver on his Retirement” by Onu Chibuike
NON AFRICAN POETRY
  1. “The Good-Morrow” by John Donne
  2. “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou
  3. “The Journey of the Magi” by T.S Eliot
  4. “Do not Go Gentle into the Good Night” by Dylan Thomas
  5. “Binsey Poplars (Felled 1879)” by G.M. Hopkins
  6. “Bat” by David H. Lawrence
DRAMA TEXT FOR OBJECTIVE/CONTEXTUAL QUESTIONS
  1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

SUCCESS TIPS ON WASSCE/NECO LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISH QUESTIONS

The Literature-in-English question is in three parts – paper 1, paper 2 and paper 3. Papers one and two are to be done together at one sit while paper 3 is to be done alone at one other sit.

Paper 1 [50 marks]: This is a 50 objective multiple choice questions to be answered in 1 hour. The 50 questions are composed of the following:
a) General knowledge of Literature – twenty (20) questions;
b) Unseen prose passage – five (5) questions;
c) Unseen poem – five (5) questions;
d) Shakespearean text – twenty (20) contextual questions

Paper 2 [50 marks]: This is theory type questions to be answered in 1 hour 15 minutes. Paper 2 is made up of two sections. Section A is on African Prose and section B is on Non-African Prose. Students will be required to answer one out of the two questions in each of sections A and section B. That amounts to 2 questions.

Paper 3 [100 marks]: This is theory type questions to be answered in 2 hours 30 minutes. Paper 3 is made up of 4 sections. They are:
a) Section A: African Drama
b) Section B: Non-African Drama
c) Section C: African Poetry
d) Section D: Non-African Poetry
Students will be required to answer one out of the two questions in each of the sections A, B, C and D. That amounts to 4 questions.

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