Skip to main content

With time slot tickets only – you can book these tickets in our ticket shop.

With Karamba to the Bundestag
My Journey from Senegal to the German Parliament

Reading and Discussion with Karamba Diaby as Part of the New German Stories series (audio recording available, in German)

“No, not you!” a canteen employee called to Karamba Diaby on his first day at the Bundestag. She had concluded from his appearance that he must be in the wrong place. And people still seem surprised when Karamba Diaby, member of parliament, responds in German and not Mandingo.

recording available

Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The W. M. Blumenthal Academy is marked in green

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)

Audio recording of the reading with Karamba Diaby on 1 June 2017 (in German), with an introduction by Yasemin Shooman; Jewish Museum Berlin 2017

Through his humor, Karamba Diaby topples prejudices and reveals several forms of everyday racism in Germany that was “not meant like that.” In his book Mit Karamba in den Bundestag. Mein Weg vom Senegal ins deutsche Parlament (With Karamba to the Bundestag. My Journey from Senegal to the German Parliament), he tells of his birth country Senegal, of life in the GDR and his work in the Bundestag. And not least of his vision of an open and future-oriented society.

Karamba Diaby is sitting on a staircase, wearing a blue suit with a red check tie.

Karamba Diaby; photo: Michael Bader

Where, when, what?

  • When 1 Jun 2017
  • Where W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
    Klaus Mangold Auditorium

    Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin
    (Opposite the Museum)

    See location on map

Share, Newsletter, Feedback

Event Series: New German Stories (14)

Audio Recordings: Listen to Past Museum Events (65)

Academy Programs: Past Events for You to Listen To and Watch (57)