The textbooks listed below will help all JAMB candidates prepare very well for the upcoming Literature in English JAMB Examination.

Specific textbooks for various aspirants are being specified every year, Just like this JAMB Recommended textbook that will be given here for you.

This will be of help for various JAMB candidates so that they can prepare well before they write the exams and be able to pass well.



List Of JAMB Recommended Textbooks To Prepare For Literature in English.

    Gbemisola, A. (2005)Naked Soles, Ibadan: Kraft
    Hayward, J. (ed.) (1968) The Penguin Book of English Verse, London: Penguin
    Johnson, R. et al (eds.) (1996) New Poetry from Africa, Ibadan: UP Plc
    Kermode, F. et al (1964) Oxford Anthology of English Literature, Vol. II, London: OUP
    Nwoga D. (ed.) (1967) West African Verse, London: Longman
    Senanu, K. E. and Vincent, T. (eds.) (1993) A Selection of African Poetry, Lagos: Longman
    Soyinka, W. (ed.) (1987) Poems of Black Africa, Ibadan: Heinemann
    Abrams, M. H. (1981) A Glossary of Literary Terms, (4th Edition) New York, Holt Rinehalt and Winston
    Emeaba, O. E. (1982) A Dictionary of Literature, Aba: Inteks Press
    Murphy, M. J. (1972) Understanding Unseen, An Introduction to English Poetry and English Novel for Overseas Students, George Allen and Unwin Ltd.
  • Drama:African:
    i. Frank Ogodo Ogbeche : Harvest of CorruptionNon African:
    i. William Shakespeare : Othello
  • Prose:African:
    i. Amma Darko : Faceless
    ii. Bayo Adebowale : Lonely DaysNon-African:
    i. Richard Wright : Native Son
  • Poetry:African:
    i. Birago Diop : Vanity
    ii. Gbemisola Adeoti : Ambush
    iii. Gabriel Okara : Piano and Drums
    iv. Gbanabam Hallowell : The Dining Table
    v. Lenrie Peter : The Panic of Growing Older
    vi. Kofi Awoonor : The Anvil and the HammerNon African:
    i. Alfred Tennyson : Crossing the Bar
    ii. George Herbert : The Pulley
    iii. William Blake : The School Boy
    iv. William Morris : The Proud King

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