100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Raja Ben Slama
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Raja Ben Slama

Industry: Culture and society

Designation: Professor

Country: Tunisia

Occupation: Professor

Raja Ben Slama is a vocal proponent of the Arab spring uprisings. She is a professor of Arab civilisation at Manouba University in Tunis, the founder of the Tunisian Cultural Association to Defend Laicism, and a critic of political Islam. In a recent interview to discuss the current problems facing North African nations post-Arab spring with the Egypt Independent newspaper, she spoke out against the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood, especially in Egypt. She was a jury member for the Booker Prize for Arabic novels in 2010.