Okla passed away in his sleep earlier today, he had a heart attack at just 38 years of age. A highly intelligent researcher, author and academic with the rare ability to share his knowledge and wisdom whilst listening to what others have to say.
He supported writers in their work with passion and enthusiasm. I met Okla through facebook and his work became a part of my reading list for Peace Studies. He loved Tolstoy., as I do, and I always enjoyed his posts about his favourite author.
Rest in peace Okla, you are missed already. XXX