The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has published the list of Literature texts for 2021 – 2025 academic sessions on its website. Recall that the current Literature texts used by the examination body will expire in the year 2020. Literature teachers are, therefore, advised to teach their SSS 1 and SSS 2 students with the literary texts listed below.Literature text for WAEC

Literature Texts for 2021 – 2025 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)

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
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

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