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

Reading Time: 2 minutes 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 …

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How to Derive Blockbuster Points from an Incident in a Novel or Play for Your Literature Essay

Reading Time: 6 minutes For every learner or teacher of Literature, there is an important aspect of the play or novel, or even long narrative poetry, which must never be taken lightly. I am referring to the incidents or episodes which constitute the action of the play, for example. Incidents are so important in any serious study of a …

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A Summary and Analysis of Chapter Four of Faceless by Amma Darko

Reading Time: 9 minutes   AMMA DARKO: FACELESS Chapter Summaries of Faceless: Chapter Four Here is a secret for you: Chapter Four of Faceless is loaded. Simple truth. Take it; or leave it at your own peril. You know why? Chapter Four of Faceless is quite an eventful one. So I have chosen to take some time to prepare …

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The Constitutional Position and Functions of the Governor-General in French West Africa between 1919 and 1945

Reading Time: 2 minutes   Here comes a brief outline of the constitutional position and functions of the Governor-General under French colonial administration in West Africa between 1919 and 1945 Introduction French colonial rule in West Africa was organized into a federation. The Federation of French West Africa was headed by a Governor-General who was appointed by the French …

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7 Major Functions of the Legislature

Reading Time: 1 minute   The legislature, one of the organs of modern government, is a representative body elected by the people. The mandate of the legislature is renewable after a period, usually four years or five years. In Britain and Ghana, the legislature is called parliament; in Japan, it is called Th National Diet; in Israel, it is …

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10 Important Achievements of the Gold Coast Youth Conference

Reading Time: 2 minutes   In this brief  tutorial, we are going to discover 10 achievements of the Gold Coast Youth Conference Introduction The Gold Coast Youth Conference was launched in 1929. It held its first meeting at Achimota in 1930. After its inaugural conference, nothing was heard of it until 1937 when it was revived by J.B.Danquah and …

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The Aspects of Character Every Literature Student Should Know

Reading Time: 4 minutes   In this tutorial, I will take you through aspects of character and characterization techniques writers employ to bring their literary figures to life. I will also show you how to easily find and add the ideas that will make your literature essay on a character a high-grade one. Here we go! What is a …

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The Features of the 1956 Loi Cadre Reforms in French West Africa

Reading Time: 1 minute Here comes an outline of the main features of the 1956 Loi Cadre (Outline Law) reforms in French West Africa. Introduction As a result of certain political developments which took place between 1946 and 1956, the French introduced further reforms under the Loi-Cadre or Outline Law of 1956. Under the Loi-Cadre, the French passed a …

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What Are the Functions of Literature?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Literature is about life. Literature is about people, be they individuals or groups of individuals. Literature is all about the places and environments in which people live, work and interact with one another. Literature is about the actions of real people like you and me. In fact, literature is about the motives behind those actions. …

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Vital Aspects of the WASSCE Literature-in-English Syllabus

Reading Time: 1 minute Let’s take a look at the key aspects of the WASSCE Literature-in-English syllabus. The following are the major elements of the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Literature-in-English (Elective) Syllabus/Paper Papers 3 and 1 (combined) You shall take these two papers together at the first sitting. Paper 3 (African and No-African Prose) You shall …

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How to Identify the Theme in a Novel

Reading Time: 3 minutes   I’m about to show you how to identify the theme or themes in a literary work. Do you find it a major challenge finding the theme in a novel and/or discussing it in the desired detail in a literature essay? You need not to worry anymore. In a straightforward manner, I will now show …

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Relevant Topics in the WASSCE History Syllabus: Paper One

Reading Time: 2 minutes Let me show you the topics in the WASSCE History Paper 1: I’m actually referring to  the objective Test Topics For All Candidates from The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone Read also: How to bounce back after failure West Africa and the Wider World from the Earliest Times to the Year 2000 1. …

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5 Examples of the Use of Symbols in Amma Darko’s Novel, Faceless

Reading Time: 4 minutes   Here are five examples of how Amma Darko makes use of symbolism in her novel, Faceless. 1. The blue Rasta kiosk and the clean-shaven body of Baby T Amma Darko makes reference to the blue Rasta kiosk on several occasions as the place where Baby T’s clean-shaven body is found lying naked. In the …

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The Schoolboy: A Poem by William Blake

Reading Time: 1 minute William Blake: The Schoolboy I love to rise in the summer morn, When the birds sing on every tree; The distant huntsman winds his horn, And the skylark sings with me. O! What sweet company. But to go to school in a summer morn, O! it drives all joy away; Under a cruel eye outworn. …

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Ambush: A Poem by Gbemisola Adeoti

Reading Time: 1 minute Gbemisola Adeoti: Ambush The land is a giant whale that swallows the sinker, with hook, line and bait aborting dreams of a good catch fishers turn home at dusk blue Peter on empty ships all Peters with petered out desires You may like: How to Boost Your Chances of Examination Success The land is a …

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