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How love letters made Nigeria's Victor Ehikhamenor

30 November 2012 Last updated at 13:54 GMT

Excuse Me! is the title of a new book being launched this week in Lagos by Nigerian author and artist Victor Ehikhamenor.

It is a collection of humorous essays and observations about life in Nigeria, past and present.

The writings are arranged into groups under sub-chapters with titles like The Scent of Pubescence and Viva Nigeriana!

In one of the essays, Love Letters, he laments the demise love-letter writing.

He told the BBC Africa's Kassim Kayira about his book, beginning with an excerpt from Love Letters.

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