Nana is Mariam´s Mother.Nana lived as Jalil's maid until she became pregnant with Mariam (Jalil's daughter).Jalil kicked Nana out of her house and built her the kolba where she and Mariam live.Nana clings to Mariam as her only strong family connection.She loved Mariam but did not always show her in the best way.She always treated Mariam as if she was not wanted and called her harami.She is an elderly woman who says that jinns enter her body and cause her seizures.Nana commits suicide when Mariam goes looking for Jalil.
“It’s our lot in life, Mariam. Women like us. We endure. It’s all we have. Do you understand?”Nana