Prescribed Texts for WASSCE Literature-in-English 2021 – 2025

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Do you plan to sit for the WASSCE Literature-in-English paper in the near future?

Are you hoping to be a WASSCE candidate in Nigeria or you will register for your WASSCE for private candidates in Ghana?

Whether you will sit for the examination in The Gambia, Liberia or Sierra Leone, the WASSCE Literature-in-English syllabus is basically the same.

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It is even so for those of you in the United States, South Africa and other parts of the world.

Probably, you’re a parent targeting any one of the following years for your ward to sit for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). I believe this is a good opportunity for you to note the prescribe texts your ward needs to be studying right now.

2021

2022

2023

2024

2025

You can now have the complete, unadulterated list of all the texts you need to study for your Literature-in-English paper.

You will find below the prescribed Literature-in-English prose and drama texts for WASSCE 2021 – 2025.

WASSCE LITERATURE-IN-ENGLISH: 2021 – 2025

AFRICAN DRAMA

STUDY EITHER:

  • Let Me Die Alone by John K. Kargbo

OR:

  • The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka

 

NON-AFRICAN DRAMA

STUDY EITHER:

  • Look Back in Anger by John Osborne

OR:

  • Fences by August Wilson

 

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DRAMA (Compulsory – Objective Test only)

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

AFRICAN PROSE

STUDY EITHER:

  • Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta

OR:

  • Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei Agyiri

 

NON-AFRICAN PROSE

STUDY EITHER:

  • Wuthering Heights by Emile Bronte

OR:

  • Invisible Man by Ralph Elison

 

AFRICAN POETRY

Study all.

  • Black Woman by Leopold Sedar Senghor

 

  • The Leader and the Led by Niyi Osundare

 

  • The Grieved Lands by Agostinho Neto

 

  • The Song of the Woman of My Land by Oumar Farouk Sesay

 

  • Raider of the Treasure Trove by Lade Wosornu

 

  • A Government Driver on His Retirement by Onu Chibuike

 

NON-AFRICAN POETRY

 

  • The Good Morrow by John Donne

 

  • Caged Bird by Maya Angelou

 

  • The Journey of the Magi by T. S. Eliot

 

  • Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night by Dylan Thomas

 

  • Binsey Poplars (felled 1879) by Gerard Manley Hopkins

 

  • Bat by David H. Lawrence

Thank you.

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