they cannot take the sky
André is the co-editor of They Cannot Take the Sky, a collection of oral history testimonies from people who have experienced Australia’s immigration detention centres. It won the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Media Award and was Highly Commended for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.
In 2014, André co-edited Poetic Justice, an anthology of the best writing and art about human rights in Australia from http://www.rightnow.org.au. It was a finalist for the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Literature Award. André was editor-in-chief of Right Now from 2009 to 2014. In recognition of that work he was a finalist for the Commission’s Young People’s medal in 2011.