Literature in English

WAEC LITERATURE TEXTS FOR 2016 – 2020

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?

Note:

(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.

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