Literature Texts 2021 – 2025 for WAEC/NECO/JAMB/GCE

Some people are yet to be sure of the books which they will use during WAEC, JAMB, NECO or GCE Literature-in-English examination 2022/2023. In this article, I will tell you everything you need to know about the new WAEC Literature Books for 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.

This list of literature in English new books (poetry, novels and drama) is being used for WASSCE (WAEC) JAMB, NECO, GCE, etc. So, if you are writing any of theses exams, these books are for you.


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Is the new Literature-in-English Texts out?

This is to inform all WAEC candidates that the list of literature texts or books for 2021 to 2025 is out and you can proceed to grab your own copy.

Literature texts lasts for 5 years after which a new list of books will be released. Old texts such as Piano and Drums, Panic of Growing Older, School Boy, The Proud King, Faceless, Othello, etc are no longer in use. New books have been released to replace the books above.

The new books will last from 2021 – 2025 after which other books will be released to replace them.

So, in case you are still asking “which book are we using for WAEC literature 2022? Don’t worry, I will show you as you keep reading.

List of New WAEC / JAMB Literature Books from 2021 – 2025

African Prose

(1) Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

(2) Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei-Agyiri (2018 edition)

Non-African Prose

(1) Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

*WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: A Midsummer Night’s Dream


African Drama

(1) Let me Die Alone by John K. Kargbo

(2) The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka

Non-African Drama

(2) Fences by August Wilson


African Poetry

(1) “Black Woman” by Leopold Sedar Senghor

(2) “The Leader and the Led” by Niyi Osundare

(3) “The Grieved Lands” by Agostinho Neto

(4) “The Song of the Women of my Land” by Oumar Farouk Sesay

(5) “Raider of the Treasure Trove” by Lade Wosornu

(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

SEE ALSO: Junior WAEC Literature Books

How to Get Literature new Texts for this year’s exam

Are you still confused on how and where to get these books. I will show you two ways through which you can grab your own copy for free.

First method

You can download these books for free on this blog. We provide these books for free to enable you read and pass your WAEC, JAMB, GCE or NECO examination.

All you need to do is to search any of the books which you want to download, click on it and download. It is free. If you do not know how to go about it, simply send me a message on WhatsApp by tapping on the WhatsApp link on your screen.

Second Method

You can buy from the market either online or your physical market places. It does not cost much. Let’s estimate how much the books will cost you.

From our estimation, 15,000 Naira can purchase you either all the books or a very good number of it.

You can also buy from your school as some schools order some copies from the authors. Buying from your school may be cheaper as those in the market are more profit oriented and as such will sell at higher prices.

You may not need to buy all the copies but if you can afford it, it is an added advantage.

When will the use of the new JAMB / WAEC books end?

Like I mentioned above, a new list of books lasts for 5 years. The new ones will last for five years; that is from 2021 – 2025. In 2026, new list of texts will be out for all WAEC candidates.

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Download literature in English texts 2021 – 2025

You can now Download the latest list literature texts below. Tap the link below to download.

Before you download, ensure you have a PDF reader such as Adobe reader, WPS or any other kind of PDF reader.


How to read and Pass the Literature-in-English texts

It is one thing to have all these books and it is another thing to read it and pass. I will show you some tricks which you need to adopt towards these books to enable you read them quickly and pass them very well in your WAEC.

Read one book from each category first

One perfect method to read these books is to first read one book from each of the categories. For instance, you have to read 1 African prose, 1 non African prose, 1 African drama, 1 non African drama, 1 African poetry, 1 non African poetry.

Once you have it in this manner, you will be sure that any side it comes out, you will at least, have something to offer.

Read the short and easy ones

Try to go for the ones which are little in volume and easier for you to understand. No need wasting your time in reading big books especially when the time is no longer on your side. You need to act as fast as possible.

Go for summaries

Each of the WAEC books has its own summaries. There are many quality summary books out there in the market and you can get one. The particular summary book I recommend is “Exam Focus” textbook.

I recommend this book because it has the most likely questions and answers. During my WAEC days, I read this book and studied some questions in there. Guess what? Exactly one of the essay questions there appeared during my examination and it was very easy for me to tackle.

In fact, I did not read some of the books but I read the summary in the book and I felt like I also read the book. It is a bit costly. You can grab a copy of exam focus textbook for 3,500 – 4,000 naira. You can also buy it online using your credit card.

There are other literature summary books such a essential literature textbook. You can check them out there in the market in any bookshop.

Also see other tricks for passing your WAEC at ones.

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