2021 Literature in English Waec Syllabus

Below is this year’s Waec Syllabus for Literature in English. Note that this syllabus is for both Internal and external candidates.
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African Prose

  • AmmaDarko             –           Faceless
  • BayoAdebowale –           Lonely Days

Non-African Prose

  • Richard Wright –           Native Son
  • Patience Swift –           The Last Goodman

*William Shakespeare: OTHELLO

Non-African Drama

  • Oliver Goldsmith –           She Stoops to conquer
  • Lorraine Hansberry –           A Raisin in the Sun

African Drama

  • Frank Ogodo Ogbeche          –           Harvest of Corruption
  • Dele Charley –           The Blood of a Stranger

African Poetry

  • Birago Drop –           Vanity
  • GbemisolaAdeoti –           Ambush
  • Gabriel Okara            –            Piano and Drums
  • Gbanabam Hallowell            –            The Dinning Table
  • Lenrie Peter –           The Panic of Growing Older
  • Kofi Awoonor –           The Anvil and the Hammer

Non-African Poetry

  • Alfred Tennyson –           Crossing the Bar
  • George Herbert   –           The pulley
  • William Blake –           The School Boy
  • William Morris –          The Proud King
  • Robert Frost Birches            –          Birches
  • William Shakespeare –           Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s Day?


(i)  The Unseen Prose passage for Paper 1 shall be about 120 – 150 words long.

(ii) Only context questions shall be set on the Shakespearean text. The context questions will test such items as theme, characterization, style and setting in the Shakespearean text.

(iii) No essay question shall be set on the Shakespearean text.

64 thoughts on “2021 Literature in English Waec Syllabus”

    • This syllabus is to guide u,it is made mainly for u know the areas to read rather than reading all your notebooks from SS1-SS3,these are the areas u are likely to expect questions.

    • The question paper will guide u,i was told that u are to study one african prose,one non african prose just like that and this applies to drama and poetry and that does not mean u should not have knowledge of the other ones,because it will help u answer the one u know best.


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