Dr. Daryl Cumber Dance, Professor of English Emerita discusses her new book, In Search of Annie Drew: Jamaica Kincaid’s Mother and Muse, published recently by the University of Virginia Press. In this provocative new book, Daryl Dance argues that everything Jamaica Kincaid has written, regardless of its apparent theme, actually relates to Kincaid’s efforts to free herself from her mother, whether her subject is ostensibly other family members, her home nation, a precolonial world, or even Kincaid herself.