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NECO & WAEC Recommended Literature Books

NECO & WAEC Recommended Literature Books

If passing the WAEC and NECO exams is your top priority, you should collect all the information you need.

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and his NECO have compiled a list of literature to better prepare candidates for the Senior Secondary Qualification Examination (SSCE) for the upcoming exams.

This list of recommended WAEC/NECO reading books serves as a study guide for candidates wishing to take the WAEC/NECO exam.

Selected literary works include African dramas, non-African dramas, Shakespeare books, African poetry, and non-African poetry.

It is important to have the WAEC timetable ready so you know when each subject will be written.

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WAEC/NECO Literature Recommended Books For May/June (2021-2025)

Below is a list of books selected by WAEC and NECO for candidates planning to take the WAEC/NECO National Literature Examination.


  • Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta
  • Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei-Agyiri (2018 Edition)


  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte


  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream


  • Let me Die Alone by John K. Kargbo
  • The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka


  • Look Back in Anger by John Osborne
  • Fences by August Wilson


  • “Black Woman” by Leopold Sedar Senghor
  • “The Leader and the Led” by Niyi Osundare
  • “The Grieved Lands of Africa” by Agostinho Neto
  • “The Song of the Women of my Land” by Oumar Farouk Sesay
  • “Raider of the Treasure Trove” by Lade Wosornu
  • “A Government Driver on his Retirement” by Onu Chibuike


  • “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 the Good Night” by Dylan Thomas
  • “Binsey Poplars (Felled 1879)” by G.M. Hopkins
  • “Bat” By David H. Lawrence

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How to get recommended WAEC/NECO books

1. Buy at a bookstore

If you prefer to read on paper, go to your nearest textbook-based bookstore and tell them the name of the literary title you want.

This is the easiest way to get a book of your choice and own it yourself without having to return it.

As a student, you may be looking to cut costs. You can look for stores with sales to get a cheaper bargain.

2. go to school or public library

If you’re looking for free literature to help you prepare for your WAEC/NECO exams, a visit to your school or public library may be enough.

3. Download PDF online

Some websites offer various books for free. You can download and read directly to your device.

The WAEC/NECO recommended reading list has many articles that need help purchasing. So, visit websites that offer free books and download them.


WAEC/NECO Reading Recommendations are designed to help you prepare for upcoming exams. All you have to do is read the books listed here.

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