13 Best Literature Textbooks For JAMB

Are you looking for the best JAMB recommended textbooks for Literature that covers all the topics in your JAMB Literature syllabus?

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You will see and download the recommended list of best Literature textbooks for JAMB and how you can get them.

ALSO SEE: List Of Best JAMB Textbooks For Other Subjects

Take note.

You only need to have just one (or two) of these textbooks and not all of them.

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  • 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.
  • Parker, E.W. (ed.) (1980) A Pageant of Longer Poems 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.

Critical Text

  • 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.
  • Jerry A. (2018) Sorters and Sortees Ibadan, Kraftgriots.
  • Jerry A. (2018) Specks In Our Eyes Ibadan, Kraftgriots.

How to get these best JAMB recommended textbooks for Literature

  1. Buy from a nearby bookshop.
  2. Borrow from your friends.
  3. Check your school library.


These best Literature textbooks for JAMB are only recommended and not compulsory.

So if you can also use other good Literature textbooks that are not on this JAMB recommended list.


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  1. Kuburat B Hayatu

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