Children of NAN
The Children of NAN is a metaphor for the survival and power of black women. Specifically MOTHERS. Children of NAN uses science fiction tropes, historical and anthropological narrative, and origin mythology of race, mysticism and gender.
Children of Nan —In a dystopic future, Aditi 34 has only known life underground in a lab where she was created with her three sisters. Their maker, the Scientist, keeps them locked away for their "own safety." Her only connection to the outside world is an archive that gives her insight to how they came to be underground. She and her sisters start to have visions of their mother, NAN and the outside world and even one another in a different life. One by one her sisters begin to disappear and Aditi 34 must escape the lab, go above ground and search through time and space for her sisters and NAN.
Chapter 5: Aditi 36
the 5th of 10 chapters in Children of NAN. In this chapter Aditi 34 shows us Aditi 36, and tells us of the disappearance of her sisters. This chapter refers to the demise of black neighborhoods in the U.S. and the memory and presence of black women within it.