Kinna Likimani is a Director at Odekro, a Parliamentary monitoring organization based in Ghana.  She is also the founder of Nsona Books which publishes fiction by emerging writers in Ghana.  Her literary blog Kinna Reads, is one of the go-to locations online for dialogue on African literature. In 2012, she began an online based literacy challenge - the Africa Reading Challenge - which encourages participants to read, discover and discuss African literature for one year.

She has degrees from Smith College and Columbia University in the U.S. Prior to her return to Ghana in 2004, she worked for ten years at Columbia University in the fields of medical informatics and technology transfer. She and her brood of boys live in Accra.