JAMB 2021 Literature Novel – Recommended Novels for JAMB 2021

Jamb 2021 Literature Novel, What Novel do we read for Jamb 2021/2023?, is JAMB 2021 Novel out? Jamb literature Novel for 2021.

Here comes JAMB 2021/2023 and many students have been asking, What Novel are we reading for Jamb 2021? Will JAMB use last year’s novel? 

Without beating about the bush, the recommended novel for JAMB 2021/2023 is “The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli“.

If this is the first time you are sitting for Jamb, take note that JAMB recommends novels to be read yearly for JAMB’s use of English. The JAMB Novel is compulsory for both art, Science, and Commercial students.

Which Novel is JAMB Using for 2021/2023 Examination?

The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli” is JAMB Compulsory Use of English Novel for UTME 2021. This is the new Jamb UTME Novel.

A number of questions will come out of the novel. Trust me, “The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli: will carry a whole lot of marks. You won’t be happy with yourself failing questions because of your refusal to jark the novel.

Now you may be wondering, is “The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli” hard or simple to read? How many days will it take me to understand the Jamb new book? Which is simpler between In Dependence and sweet sixteen by Jamb? Continue reading for description and summary of Jamb sweet 16.

The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli

Title of Novel For Jamb 2021: The Life Changer

Author of Sweet 16: Khadija Abubakar Jalli

GenreGenre means a type of art, literature, or music characterized by a specific form, content, and style. The Genre of Sweet Sixteen is Fiction

Number of Pages of Pages is Sweet Sixteen: 157

Publication Year: The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli was published on February 1, 2017

JAMB 2021 Use of English Novels

Attah, M. O. (2013) Practice in Spoken English for Intermediate and Advanced Learners, Maiduguri: University of Maiduguri Press

Bamgbose, A. (2002) English Lexis and Structure for Senior Secondary Schools and colleges (Revised Edition), Ibadan: Heinemann

Banjo, A. et al (2004) New Oxford Secondary English Course Book Six for Senior Secondary Schools, Ibadan: UP Plc.

Caesar, O. J. (2003) Essential Oral English for Schools and Colleges, Lagos: Tonad Publishers Limited

Daniel Jones (2011) Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Egbe, D. I (1996) Mastering English Usage and Communication Skills, Lagos: Tisons

Elugbe, B. (2000) Oral English for Schools and Colleges, Ibadan: Heinemann

Grant, N. J. H, Nnamonu, S. Jowitt, D. (1998) Senior English Project 3, (New Edition) Harlow: Longman

Idowu, O. O, Sogbeson, T. S, Adofo, A. K. Burgess, D. F and Burgess, L. J. (1998) Round-up English: A Complete Guide, Lagos: Longman

Idris, U. (2001) Oral English at Your Fingertips for Schools and Colleges, Lagos, M. Youngbrain Publishers

Igiligi, E. C. and Ogenyi, S. O. (2010)Grammar and Composition in the G.S.M. Age, Enugu: Joe Hills Production Services

Jauro, L. B. (2013) Oral English for Schools and Colleges: A teaching and Learning Approach, Yola: Paraclete Publishers.

Nnamonu, S. and Jowitt, D. (1989) Common Errors in English, Lagos: Longman

Ogunsanwo, O. Duruaku, A. B.C, Ezechukwu, J and Nwachukwu, U. I (2005) Countdown English Language, (Revised Edition), Ibadan: Evans

Olatoye, S. (2006) The Silent Teacher, Ado-Ekiti: Segun and Sons Enterprises

Oluikpe, B. O. A, nnaemeka, B. A, Obah, T. Y, Otagburuagu, E. J. Onuigbo, S. and Ogbonna, E. A. (1998) Intensive English for Senior Secondary School 3, Onitsha: Africana – FIRST Publisher.

Tomori, S. H. O (2000) Objective Tests for School Certificate english: Practice in Lexis, Structure and idiom (Reprinted Edition), Ibadan: Heinemann

Ukwuegbu, C, Okoro, O., Idris, A. U., Okebukola, F. O. and Owokade, C. O. (2002) Catch-up English for SSCE/UME, Ibadan: Heinemann


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.

i. Frank Ogodo Ogbeche : Harvest of CorruptionNon African:
i. William Shakespeare : Othello

i. Amma Darko: Faceless
ii. Bayo Adebowale: Lonely DaysNon-African:
i. Richard Wright: Native Son

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


In conclusion, The recommended novel for JAMB 2021/2023 is “The Life Changer by Khadija Abubakar Jalli“.

You should note that other listed above books are the recommended textbooks for Use of English 2021/2023 Examination as directed by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB.

Okay!, This is everything you should know for now about the Topic; Jamb 2021 Literature novels, This page will always be updated immediately any information arrives.

Are you still confused about the Jamb 2021 Literature novels that are approved by JAMB? . Drop your questions in the comment section below and wait for a second for your reply.


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  1. Thanks for this, but how sure is it that it will still be sweetwixteen for jamb 2020 , and I’ll like to vet the summary of sweet sixteen,

  2. Please sir, I’ll also need the summary

  3. Thanks sir, this is informative enough

  4. Please, are we using the new recommended literature in English texts for 2020 jamb or the old one? or what are the lists of Literature in English Novels we are to use for 2020 jamb?

    1. You’ll be using the old one which is sweetwixteen. Although jamb has not said anything about changing it

  5. Please are you really sure those are the recommended novels for the 2020 2021 jamb ? I just want to be sure before going to buy them thank you

    1. Yes we’re very sure. These are the novel recommended by jamb

  6. i. Frank Ogodo Ogbeche : Harvest of CorruptionNon African:
    i. William Shakespeare : Othello
    i. Amma Darko : Faceless
    ii. Bayo Adebowale : Lonely DaysNon-African:
    i. Richard Wright : Native Son etc will they be used for this year’s jamb exam.Thank you sir

  7. Sir what are the jamb recommended poems for literature 2020

  8. Thank you sir is very helpful

  9. Good day sir/ma
    Please what are the prescribed novels for literature in English in jamb 2020

  10. Good day sir/ma
    Please what are the prescribed novels for literature in English for jamb 2020

  11. Muhammed ndagi awwal

    Which novel will be possible to be used in literature in English 2020

  12. Please what’s the novel I will be reading for literature in English?

    1. The prose, drama and poetry you studied from SS 1-3

  13. Osugh Msughter Jeremiah

    Concern the texes in literature approved by JAMB 2020 are will to read all the numbers of the texes or to choose two two from each of the branches of literture?

  14. thanks so much for your information

  15. please sir what is the prescribed literature novels for art students only for 2021?

  16. Good day sir,in reference to the literature past 2020 questions new novels and poem were used eg Invisible man by Ralph Ellison also second class citizen and some new novels like that.im confused sir please what are the real text to read for 2021 jamb

  17. Pls I am a student of 2020 an art student I did not write jamb last year so this year I got an info that jamb has changed their literature novels and poems for literature
    how true is this ? Sir

    1. That’s not true, JAMB hasn’t announced the change of its novel

  18. I went to some sights and the literature text were changed

    1. not changed yet, there is no such news from JAMB Board concerning change of literature text book yet

      1. So that simply means we should continue studying our current literature text for 2021 to 2025 for our jamb ….. right?

  19. Please, is life changer the novel for jamb 2021? Also is jamb still using prose, drama and poetry like a raisin in the sun, she stoops to conquer, lonely days, piano and drums, faceless, castle of Otranto, harvest of corruption e.t.c for 2021 exam ?

  20. I don’t understand…..You’re writing sweet sixteen and you’re writing Life changer again

    1. The Life Changer is the new JAMB Novel

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