Jamb Literature Books

Be aware that you will require the literature syllabus in order to know what other subjects you must read for the 2023 JAMB literature exam.

English Literature Texts For The JAMB Exam In 2023

The complete list of English-language novels for JAMB 2023 is provided below. Here’s a tip: When reading your JAMB literary books, be sure you can:

• Show that you have a sufficient understanding of the dramatic devices each text employs.

• Differentiate the playwrights’ writing approaches.

• Identify each text’s theme.

• Describe each play’s plot in detail.

• Use the play’s principles to improve your daily life.

• Describe the geographical and historical context of each play.

New literature texts are presented by JAMB for 2023

Five additional reading materials have been added by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the JAMB literature in English exam in 2023.

The titles of the five recently released JAMB literature reading selections for JAMB 2023, along with the writers’ names, are shown below.

1. Wole Soyinka’s book Lion and the Jewel

2. John Osborne’s song “Look Back in Anger”

3. The author of Second Class Citizen is Buchi Emecheta.

4. Alex Agyei Agyiri’s Unexpected Joy at Dawn

5. The work of Emile Bronte, Wuthering Heights.

Also get:

Old: JAMB Dramatic Literature Texts 2021

Please take note that all paragraphs below this one were outdated as of 2021. Therefore, they won’t be used for the exam this year (2023)

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Drama in Africa

Frank Ogodo Ogbeche’s Harvest of Corruption

• John K. Kargbo’s Let Me Die Alone

• Wole Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel

Drama not African

• William Shakespeare’s Othello

• John Osborne’s song “Look Back in Anger”

• August Wilson’s novel Fences

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a good example.

Poetry For JAMB 2023 Literature

As you read your literary or poetic text, make sure you can:

• Identify the various literary techniques that various poets employ.

• Consider poetry to be a form of moral art.

• Describe the ways in which each poem employs poetic devices for aesthetic effect.

• Infer from the poem the poet’s goal or focus.

• Use the poem’s lessons to improve your everyday life.

Poetry Texts for JAMB Literature in 2023

Poetry From Africa

• Lenrie Peter’s “The Panic of Growing Older”

• Birago Diop’s” Vanity”

“• Niyi Osundare’s The Leader and the Led

• Gbemisola Adeoti’s ambush

• Oumar Farouk Sesay’s song “The Song of the Woman of My Land”

Gabriel Okara performs on piano and drums.

• Gbanabam Hallowell’s “The Dining Table”

• Agostinho Neto’s The Grieved Lands

• Onu Chibuike’s tribute to a government driver who is retiring

• Kofi Awoonor’s The Anvil and the Hammer

• Lade Wosomu’s Raider of the Treasure Trove






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