JAMB Literature Text 2022, Textbooks, Drama, Poetry and Prose Summary

The new JAMB literature texts for 2022 which includes the JAMB literature prose for 2022, JAMB literature Poetry for 2022, and JAMB literature Drama for 2022 are out and have been updated below.

To prepare for the 2022/2023 JAMB literature exam, you need to get the approved JAMB Literature Texts 2022, recommended textbooks and approved poems for 2022.

As such, we have compiled the approved JAMB Literature novels 2022 as approved by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board for 2022 exam.

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Note: most of the JAMB Literature questions and answers will be set from this literature novels. So its very important you read them and prepare effectively.

Also know that you will need the literature syllabus so as to know other topics that you need to read for 2022 literature JAMB exam.

Download: JAMB Literature Syllabus and Topics to read Here

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Literature in English Texts for JAMB 2022

Below are the list of all the Literature in English Novels for JAMB 2022. Hint; while reading your JAMB literature novels, make sure to be able to:

  • Demonstrate an adequate knowledge of dramatic techniques used in each text.
  • Differentiate between the styles of the playwrights.
  • Determine the theme of each text.
  • Identify the plot of each play.
  • Apply the lessons derived from the play to everyday living.
  • Identify the spatial and temporal setting of each play.

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Updated: JAMB Introduces New literature Texts for 2022

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) through its recent bulletin, has introduced 5 new reading texts for 2022 JAMB literature in English exam.

Below are the names of the 5 newly published JAMB literature reading texts for JAMB 2022 and the names of the authors.

  1. Lion and the Jewel; written by Wole Soyinka
  2. Look Back in Anger; written by John Osborne
  3. Second Class Citizen; written by Buchi Emecheta
  4. Unexpected Joy at Dawn; written by Alex Agyei Agyiri
  5. Wuthering Heights; written by Emile Bronte.

Also Get: JAMB Literature Questions and Answers 2022 here

Old: JAMB Literature Drama Texts 2021

Note: from here downward are old literature texts that were used up till 2021. So they’ll not be used for this year (2022) exam.

African Drama:

  • Harvest of Corruption by Frank Ogodo Ogbeche
  • Let me Die Alone by John K. Kargbo
  • The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka

Non African Drama:

  • Othello by William Shakespeare
  • Look Back in Anger by John Osborne
  • Fences by August Wilson
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Literature Poetry for JAMB 2022

When reading your literature poetry text, make sure you are able to:

  • Determine the different literature devices used by various poets.
  • Appraise poetry as an art with moral values.
  • Explain how poetic devices are used for aesthetic effect in each poem.
  • Deduce the poet’s intention/preoccupation from the poem.
  • Apply lessons derived from the poem to real life situations.

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JAMB Literature Poetry Texts for 2022

African poetry:

  • The Panic of Growing Older by Lenrie Peter
  • Vanity by Birago Diop
  • The Leader and the Led by Niyi Osundare
  • Ambush by Gbemisola Adeoti
  • The Song of the Woman of my Land by Oumar Farouk Sesay
  • Piano and Drums by Gabriel Okara
  • The Dining Table by Gbanabam Hallowell
  • Black Woman by Leopard Sedar Senghor
  • The Grieved Lands by Agostinho Neto
  • Government Driver on his Retirement by Onu Chibuike
  • The Anvil and the Hammer by Kofi Awoonor
  • Raider of the Treasure Trove by Lade Wosomu

Check Also: JAMB approved Novel for 2022 Use of English

Non African poetry:

  • The Proud King by William Morris
  • Crossing the Bar by Alfred Tennyson
  • The Pulley by George Herbert
  • Caged Bird by Maya Angelou
  • The School Boy by William Blake
  • Do not Go Gentle into the Good Night by Dylan Thomas
  • The Good-Morrow by John Donne
  • Binsey Poplars by G.M. Hopkins
  • The Journey of the Magi by T.S Eliot
  • Bat by David H. Lawrence

Literature Prose for JAMB 2022

When reading the selected literature prose for JAMB 2022, make sure you are able to:

  • Identify the category of prose that each text belongs to.
  • Analyze the components of each prose.
  • Identify the narrative pattern and techniques used in each of the texts.
  • Determine and identify the narrative style used by the author.
  • Distinguish between characters used in the prose.
  • Determine the Author’s preoccupation from the text.
  • Be able to identify and indicate the plot of the novels.
  • Identify the temporal and spatial setting of each novel.
  • Relate the story in the text to real life situations.

JAMB Literature Prose Texts for 2022

African prose:

  • Faceless by Amma Darko
  • Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta
  • Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei-Agyiri

Non-African Prose:

  • Native Son by Richard Wright
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronté
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

JAMB Literature Anthologies 2022

The following are the Anthologies for JAMB Literature.

  • Naked Soles by Gbemisola, A. (2005)
  • The Penguin Book of English Verse by Hayward, J. (ed.) (1968)
  • New Poetry from Africa by Johnson, R. et al (1996)
  • Oxford Anthology of English Literature by Kermode, F. et al (1964)
  • West African Verse by Nwoga D. (ed.) (1967)
  • A Selection of African Poetry by Senanu, K. E. and Vincent (1993)
  • Poems of Black Africa by Soyinka, W. (1987)

JAMB Literature Critical Text/Textbooks 2022

  • A Glossary of Literary Terms by Abrams, M. H. (1981) (4th Edition)
  • A Dictionary of Literature by Emeaba, O. E. (1982)
  • Understanding Unseen/An Introduction to English Poetry & English Novel for Overseas Students by Murphy, M. J. (1972)

Those are the approved literature in english novels for JAMB 2022 as gotten from JAMB 2022 IBASS e-syllabus system.

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HIZBULLA
HIZBULLA
1 month ago

Thanks so much sir

Anyaobasi favour
2 months ago

Please help me I don’t understand
Help me list all the jamb literature novels for these year

Okofu lucky
Okofu lucky
2 months ago

Please I need the exact novels for jamb literature in english 2022

Praise Rebecca
Praise Rebecca
2 months ago

Please i can still see the old poems there with the heading”2022 jamb……..” and u said that they are not part of it. because, the poems are too much nd how are we sure that jamb will use all of it?!!!

BASHORUN ARE
BASHORUN ARE
2 months ago

Pls I dont understand,am I readIng all the African poetry and non African poetry listed

Tomiwa precious
2 months ago

So impressive!

Michael,john Anthony
3 months ago

Pls what are the most jamb selected reading text for the literature in English for 2022 jamb exam.

Deri.
Deri.
3 months ago

Please help me list the exact books jamb are using this year, i mean the most selected ones. Those ones up there are getting me more confused. Please help me.

Mary
3 months ago

Pls can i ues E8 in literatures to study law in univesity.

ayomide amira
ayomide amira
3 months ago

good afternoon, please is A MID SUMMER NIGHT DREAM part of these year jamb syllabus

Nsofor Jane
Nsofor Jane
3 months ago

am seeing a lot of poetry which one am I supposed to read

Jude Idris
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Nsofor Jane

Just read only the new novels

Olaniyi olamide
3 months ago
Reply to  Jude Idris

Thank you so you so much

Damilola
Damilola
4 months ago

Thanks alot

Nafeesarh
Nafeesarh
4 months ago

Thanks so much

Divine Israel
Divine Israel
4 months ago

Thanks a lot

Rest
Rest
4 months ago

Thanks alot…

Oluwa bukunmi
Oluwa bukunmi
4 months ago
Reply to  Rest

Thanks

Chinenye Emenaogu
Chinenye Emenaogu
4 months ago

Thank you so much
Really appreciate

Iniobong
Iniobong
4 months ago

What about the present drama for 2022 i am seeing the one of 2021 are we using that one

Christianah
Christianah
4 months ago

Are we to read all the books

Mary Cynthia
Mary Cynthia
5 months ago

Thanks. Pls does those textbook contain all the poems

akin
akin
5 months ago

hello! I think the books need to be reviewed, they are still of 2021. especially the poetry. please so as not to cause confusion like last year, help to review and upload the recent and correct novels and poetry to read for the exam. thanks

Jude Idris
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  akin

Please don’t be confused… The books listed are the new texts. Read carefully before making a comment. The other books listed in the lower section are old novels and jamb will not use them again

Eno Michael Ubon
Eno Michael Ubon
5 months ago

Can I still read the old ones that was used from 2016 to 2020

Jude Idris
Admin
5 months ago

No!!! Read only the new ones for this year

Bryan
Bryan
5 months ago

Am i to read the old ones also???

Jude Idris
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Bryan

No

Perpetua
Perpetua
5 months ago

Thanks so much for this

Gaius
Gaius
2 months ago
Reply to  Perpetua

I am confused if we are using new dram why the poem remains the old ones

Funmi
Funmi
5 months ago

Thanks so much
God bless you

Olayemi Rosheed
Olayemi Rosheed
5 months ago

Thanks so much

oluwatobiloba
5 months ago

pls am i suppose to read every book you listed

Jude Idris
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  oluwatobiloba

No dear!! You are reading the ones listed for this year as stated in the article.

Bryan
Bryan
5 months ago
Reply to  Jude Idris

Please can i use my WAEC of 2018 and apply for jamb this year???

Jude Idris
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Bryan

Yes

Oludayo Elizabeth
Oludayo Elizabeth
3 months ago
Reply to  Bryan

Of course, you can always use your waec results at anytime so far the results is good

Joseph Salem
Joseph Salem
3 months ago
Reply to  oluwatobiloba

Am also interested to know if we should 🤔🤔

Ndubuisi Joy
Ndubuisi Joy
5 months ago

Thank you so much

Jude Idris
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Ndubuisi Joy

♥️♥️♥️

Israel
Israel
5 months ago
Reply to  Ndubuisi Joy

Thank u so much

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